The sun shines brightly on health and fitness in Florida.
Sunshine, warm weather, a variety of sports and outdoor activities – health conscious people have come to the right place for fitness.
Florida provides countless opportunities for attaining and maintaining fitness year-round. The state offers 825 miles of beaches; the most golf courses in the U.S. at 1,200; 7,800 lakes; 1,711 rivers and streams; and national and state parks. Biking, hiking, boating, paddling, fishing, tennis – pick your sport and improve your fitness.
Not Just Oranges…
Florida has 47,500 commercial farms, using a total of 9.25 million acres and ranks seventh in agricultural exports with $4 billion. More than 25 million units of fresh fruits and vegetables are sold annually through the 13 state farmers markets. There are smaller farmers markets also located in communities throughout the state. Delicious fruits and vegetables abound. Not to mention local seafood and beef.
Homegrown Publix Super Markets, founded in 1930 and based in Lakeland, is both the largest employee-owned company and the most profitable grocer in the country. It is also the seventh-largest private company in the U.S., with retail sales of nearly $29 billion.