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Old 04-22-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Funny, I feel the same way about the cold water in California. Body numbing and a big thumbs down for me.
Same here. Nice to know someone else feels this way...and I'm a California native. Love the warm water that laps up on the beaches in Florida .
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:09 AM
 
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How old are you? Rising obesity is a national issue. However, California has a lower adult obesity rate than Florida and it has one of the lower obesity rates in the nation.


States with the Lowest Obesity Rates: The State of Obesity
Must be the smog and pollution in major CA cities, especially LA ..repressing appetite..
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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The obesity rate for California is 23.6 and for Florida is 25.6. Not a big difference:



I'm left wondering how much of Florida's demographics play a role. Compared to California, and pretty much any state in the USA, Florida has a far older population, afterall it's a mecca for retirees. Hence since obesity correlates with age, I'm guessing if we adjusted the average Californian and Floridian for age, the obesity rates would be closer if not the same.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: So California
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I can't argue preferences, it's like arguing if an apple tastes better than an orange. But I prefer to be comfortable - i.e not needing a jacket to remain warm. Looking at LA's April, about half the nights I would need a jacket and a couple of the days as well. But what's even worse is the constant change in temperature. Some days 80s, others 60s, then back to 80s? That's like Miami in January and it gives me a headache. I prefer the climate to be stable and steady, so I don't need to constantly watch the forecast to have to plan my week.

Oh yeah, some humidity is good. Completely dry air is harsh on our lungs, skin, and all mucous membranes. This is why people develop nose bleeds in Arizona. Humidity is only a problem when it makes a hot day feel even hotter because your body's mechanism of sweating is not working. Thankfully Miami this April has been absolutely beautiful, breezy and low-mid 80s. Paradise weather basically.

I dont have to much bad to say about Miami weather, just that people in general prefer the California climate. I think thats why Miami in Jan-March is probably their best time of year, its closest to SoCal weather then.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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I dont have to much bad to say about Miami weather, just that people in general prefer the California climate. I think thats why Miami in Jan-March is probably their best time of year, its closest to SoCal weather then.
True and I suspect there may be a lot of CA snow birds in FL who enjoy a warmer Winter and a beach they do not freeze their toes off in.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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The obesity rate for California is 23.6 and for Florida is 25.6. Not a big difference:



I'm left wondering how much of Florida's demographics play a role. Compared to California, and pretty much any state in the USA, Florida has a far older population, afterall it's a mecca for retirees. Hence since obesity correlates with age, I'm guessing if we adjusted the average Californian and Floridian for age, the obesity rates would be closer if not the same.
Humm, best in the nation? Not CA.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The obesity rate for California is 23.6 and for Florida is 25.6. Not a big difference:

I'm left wondering how much of Florida's demographics play a role. Compared to California, and pretty much any state in the USA, Florida has a far older population, afterall it's a mecca for retirees. Hence since obesity correlates with age, I'm guessing if we adjusted the average Californian and Floridian for age, the obesity rates would be closer if not the same.

And I never claimed the difference was large. I was merely countering Expat's anecdotal evidence about high rates of obesity in California.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Humm, best in the nation? Not CA.

It is clearly below the national average and among the Top 10 states for lowest obesity rate (along with Florida according to both the link I provided as well as Majami's map).
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Funny, I feel the same way about the cold water in California. Body numbing and a big thumbs down for me.
Fortunately, humans spend most their lives immersed in air.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:44 AM
 
Location: LBC
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True and I suspect there may be a lot of CA snow birds in FL who enjoy a warmer Winter and a beach they do not freeze their toes off in.
I don't suspect that at all. If I'm getting on plane for warm water in winter, I'm not going to FL.
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