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6. Cary, North Carolina

February 16, 2019

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Overall health score: 84.2Physically healthy at least 14 days in a month: 92.3%Mentally healthy at least 14 days in a month: 90.5%Sufficient sleep (>7 hours/night): 70.7%Physically active: 85.5%Health insurance coverage rate: 88.9%Binge drinking rate: 17.6%Smoking rate: 11.6%Obesity rate: 22.5%

Located west of Raleigh and south of Durham Hill, Cary ranks fifth in the nation for physical activity, as well as 10th for mental health. Tennis courts, swimming pools and trails throughout its public park system help residents maintain an active lifestyle during the warmer months. In fact, Cary was designated as a National Walk-Friendly Community in 2017.