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Old 12-07-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Apparently we are #9 in the health rankings of state by state

The Rankings - United Health Foundation
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Centennial State
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It has to be the mountains and elevation. Lol
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This is a bogus list at best..virtually every other study has Colorado at #1,2,3 and having traveled for many years.many cities I believe it.....show me one city fitter and healthier than Boulder CO.....crickets... i am waiating. I have never been anywhere else where 12 mile 1000 ft gain elevation runs are the norm, people installing current
lap pools in such abundance,skiikng,cycling capital..forget Seattle,Portland..more people cycle here per capita and on top of that do so competatively. Most of the the top triathletes in the world live in CO. or at least live here part time...Oh ya I remember several weeks back when I saw this fat person walking on the CU campus...it looked so natural there..kinda like seeing a palm tree on Mount Sanitas. Boulder and the mountain towns alone skew the real numbers in our favor ...I ask you when was the last time you saw someone obese in Boulder or the mountain resorts?..if you did witness this anomaly they were a tourist ..ya, it's like that here. There are some fatter pockets though ie Lakewood,Commerce City,Northglen.THE PLAINS

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Earth
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According to some health insurance plans that only consider age, height, and weight, I am overweight.

I'm 41, 6'1" 210lbs, run 15-20 miles per week, bench press 300+ lbs, and can knock off 15-20 pull-ups. I raced bicycles competitively for 12yrs as well.

But, I'm 'overweight' by BMI standards.

These UHF numbers and calculations are B.S.....without looking at the individuals behind the numbers, they are to be taken with a grain of salt, just like the garbage that comes out of D.C. about the unemployment rate.

What is clear is that Chubbies are everywhere...it's simply a byproduct of our cushy way of life driven by a media that promotes "better living" through sedentary activity & consumption of processed foods and access to endless forms of meaningless entertainment.

Remember, the 1st rule of Zombieland is cardio.
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