Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Located in North East, Pennsylvania mixes big-city energy and quaint charm that welcomes a diverse array of individuals. Major cities, such as Philadelphia, bring active experiences to the state through college institutions’ prevalence. The culture creates a bustling fitness environment found in outdoor and indoor recreations, gyms, yoga studios, and farmer’s markets. Many major and minor league sports teams call Pennsylvania home, which also increases the fitness activities present across the state.
Interesting things to know about Pennsylvania:
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a statue of Rocky Balboa that Sylvester Stalone gifted to the city.
- The first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh, PA.
- The Father of Weightlifting, Bob Hoffman, was born in Pennsylvania and taught physical fitness throughout his life.
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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