New Hampshire’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

New England charm meets major recreational activities in New Hampshire, a state known for being a great place to experience all four seasons. The White Mountains range beckons ski and snowboard enthusiasts while the Merrimack River and Hampton Beach are perfect for the water sports lovers. Varied geography and climate mean that every active lifestyle can find its fit in New Hampshire. With real estate on the rise as a significant economic player, more individuals are settling down in New Hampshire, where active lifestyles are encouraged. 

Interesting things to know about New Hampshire: 

  • Apples are one of New Hampshire’s top crops, a food with many impressive health benefits. 
  • Early potato crops were planted in New Hampshire. 
  • New Hampshire is sometimes called the “Switzerland of America” because of its scenic mountain ranges. 
20 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

20 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

28 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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Bow, New Hampshire
Bow
Fit Score: 78.24

Bow, NH

Population 7,949
Exercise Opportunities 930
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 250
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 12

2
South Hooksett, New Hampshire
South Hooks.
Fit Score: 77.53

South Hooksett, NH

Population 5,927
Exercise Opportunities 930
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 250
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 12

3
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Pembroke
Fit Score: 77.41

Pembroke, NH

Population 7,227
Exercise Opportunities 930
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 250
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 12

4
Hanover, New Hampshire
Hanover
Fit Score: 77.34

Hanover, NH

Population 11,500
Exercise Opportunities 890
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 190
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.45
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 12

5
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Hooksett
Fit Score: 77.33

Hooksett, NH

Population 14,428
Exercise Opportunities 930
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 250
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking