West Virginia’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles
Known as one of the most scenic states in the country, West Virginia is home to incredible mountainscapes and rolling hills perfect for the fitness guru seeking adventure. West Virginia’s lands present the best skiing opportunities, mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking to energize any workout routine. The state encourages more healthy habits for both residents and tourists through gym facilities, recreational tours, and more.
Interesting things to know about West Virginia:
- In Fayette County, the New River Gorge Bridge is the highest bridge in the country and hosts bungee jumpers every third Saturday in October.
- West Virginia is home to Georgeann Wells, the first woman to dunk in a college basketball game.
- A yellow apple variety originated in West Virginia in 1775.
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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Pea Ridge, WV
Teays Valley, WV
Cross Lanes, WV
Oak Hill, WV
South Charleston, WV
St. Albans, WV
New Martinsville, WV
Cheat Lake, WV
Charles Town, WV
How Did We Determine the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles?
We compiled our list of Best Cities for for Fit Lifestyle by looking at 11 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.