Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Utah has been ranked as one of the country’s healthiest states for its fitness lifestyle, health care access, and environmental wellness. Fitness enthusiasts will love hiking the five national parks and 45 state parks, skiing the mountains near Salt Lake City, and exploring the red rock canyons. Utah’s stunning natural recreations combine with an active community to create a welcoming environment for fitness regimes, organic food, and mindfulness habits.
Interesting things to know about Utah:
- Utah’s snowfall is drier than other states in the region, making it perfect for deep-powder skiing.
- Every county in Utah contains some part of a national forest filled with recreation opportunities.
- Utah was the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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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