Wondering: The Healthiest Places to Live in the U.S.A…

according to Dr Weil in his weekly newsletter dated March 11th, 2010:

If you live in the U.S., you’re most likely to be happiest – and healthiest – if you make your home in the west. The city of Boulder, Colo., came out on top in a study based on interviews with more than 353,000 Americans about such issues as satisfaction with their present life, emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, physical health and access to food, medicine and health insurance. At the bottom: Huntington, W. Va.. Among the highest scoring cities were Honolulu, Hawaii, and the California municipalities of Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Santa Rosa-Petaluma, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara. Only one east coast city, Washington, D.C. and surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs, ranked in the top 10. The lowest scoring cities were in the South, according to the study’s research director. Something else to ponder: the people who expressed higher levels of well-being and more optimism about the future were residents of big cities with populations of one million or more. However, residents of small cities (250,000 or less) were more likely to feel safe walking alone and night and were more likely to be able to afford housing. Of the top 10 cities, nine that ranked highest on assessments of current living conditions and expectations for the next five years had a major university, a nearby military base or a state capitol – all of which might provide hedges against economic recession…

[unfortunately I don’t know where he gets this information, because he doesn’t acknowledge his source]

Dr Weil ends with, “While this survey is an interesting comparison, in my view where you live doesn’t matter as much as how you live and how well you take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.”


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One Response to Wondering: The Healthiest Places to Live in the U.S.A…

  1. Josee says:

    A cluster of ‘unhappiness’ in my neighborhood
    Of all places in the USA?? Unsettling!

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