In today’s America it seems that everything is bad for you. From detergents to diets, making health conscious decisions can feel like an overwhelming burden. Unreliable sources and false advertising have left many Americans seeking spaces where healthy living is not an impossible chore, but a respected standard. Communities across the country have been changing the local landscape to reflect a health-first model. In these special towns, getting healthy doesn’t mean emptying your wallet for specialists and overpriced trainers. It means great access to healthcare, insurance, and a general consensus that being and feeling healthy will lead to a better quality of life. Here are the 5 healthiest towns in the USA.
In an annual study put together by MONEY, they gather nation-wide data to decipher which towns in America are the healthiest to live in. According to their study, they use variables like “the number of doctors and hospitals within a 30-mile radius of a community, along with the percentage of the population covered by health insurance. We also considered the most basic factors: the number of residents who report that they feel healthy.”
Here we take a look at the five healthiest recorded towns in 2016, according to MONEY.
If you’re seeking healthier pasture, can count on Quincy. The Old County state residents have the fewest diabetes-related deaths nationwide.
There must be something in the water in Woodbury because these healthy Minnesotans have the lowest rate of heart disease nationally. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.”
Bougie is not always bad, especially when it comes with the third highest health rating in the nation. This town ranks highly due to the high number of hospitals and doctors with an average of 500 beds available at any given time within 15 miles.
Koolaupoko , Hawaii
Tired of hearing that everything causes cancer? Perhaps it is time to pack your bags and head to Koolaupoko, a breezy Hawaiian town with the lowest cancer deaths in the country.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
A planned community 15-miles south of Denver has come out on top as the healthiest place to live in the entire United States. Why, you wonder? Highlands Ranch residents have the lowest adult obesity rate in the country. Together, health, obesity and overweight issues are the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, close behind tobacco use, according to Health Statistics Center.
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