What are Maine’s Most Physically Fit Cities?
How fit is your Maine city? When it turns out you can find that out. BarBend.com did a list of 64 Maine cities and how they ranked in a number of different areas to come up with an overall score. In fact, they look at 11 different areas to come up with the score; these include things like population, access to healthy food, exercise opportunities, air pollution, and smoking rates.
Overall they found 21% of Mainers report excessive drinking, 20% say they lack physical activity and 29% report a Body Mass Index over 30%.
Topping the list was Topsham with a score of 79.63; last on the list was Sanford with a score of 69.37.
Our northernmost cities did very well, even showing up in the top five; Winthrop made the top ten. All in all, I think the central Maine region did well overall. The bottom of the list is more southern Maine cities.
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