What are the Healthiest Cities in the U.S.?
City Health Rank
Have you ever wondered if the city you live in is healthy for you? Is the air you are breathing better or worse than you think? Is the food
organically grown? Here are a few cities that are ranked the healthiest in the USA.
San ftsye, CA
If you live in San ftsye, organic foods are available in restaurants, supermarkets and many other places. San ftsye is also committed to making healthy food accessible to everyone right where they live. The city council recently passed an ordinance that will allow vendors to sell fresh fruits and vegetables near schools, libraries, community centers and houses of worship. The city also boasts 18 community gardens on roughly 22 acres of land.
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City has one of the lowest rates of cancer per 100,000 people in the country and ranks number one in cancer survival. Mormons, being the predominant religion, do not endorse drinking or smoking, which cuts down on cancer cases. Large families lower the median age to 30.9 years old versus the national average of 37. In addition, outdoorsy residents tend to keep their weight in healthy ranges.
If you live in Minneapolis - St. Paul, you are less likely to have cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma. You are alos more likely to be in excellent or very good health. It has the top scores for heart health and offers cholesterol and blood pressure screenings to everyone. Minneapolis was also among the first to add bike trails and ban smoking in public places. It has the highest per capita number of farmers' markets and has easy access to fresh produce.
Irregardless of where you live, in order to be healthy you need to remember to workout, eat right and try to live a stress-free life.
Until next time, stay healthy!