Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Oklahoma is a diverse region of landscapes, cultures, and recreations that welcome fitness gurus. Sitting between the Great Plains and the Ozark Plateau, Oklahoma hosts everything from mountain ranges and prairies to forests and riverbanks. 50 state parks, six national parks, and other preservations call for outdoor adventure fit for a healthy lifestyle. A strong collegiate athletic presence across the state increases the availability of fitness programs and retreats for residents to partake in to improve their health.
Interesting things to know about Oklahoma:
- Oklahoma ranks 5th for its wheat production, a source of many powerful nutrients.
- Girl Scout cookies were first sold in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
- As a landlocked state, Oklahoma has over 50,000 miles of shoreline from its hundreds of manmade lakes.
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.
The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.
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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