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Old 04-23-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: LBC
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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.
Obesity rates nationally for those over 65 are lower than demos 25-65. That would mean the average non-retired Floridian is that much fatter.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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Skip both and try Phoenix AZ or southern Georgia near the coast.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Skip both and try Phoenix AZ or southern Georgia near the coast.
No, thank you.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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Default if California is too expensive, move someplace else.

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Hi,

I've been contemplating either moving to Florida or California. I know the weather between the two are different and the summers can be unbearable in the summers in Florida. California has great weather for the most part, however, California is so darn expensive.

I checked and since Florida has no income tax I would bring home a little over $600 per month more in my paycheck and the cost of living is cheaper.

California i would lose $600 monthly and taxes are higher but the weather is gorgeous and I have family out there so I'm back and forth with my decision.

In Florida I could afford to live either on or very close to the beach. California would be impossible financially.

What would your choices be and for what reasons?

Thank you
Theresa
Because you said," California would be impossible financially." My choice for you is Florida. California tax payers do not need another subsidized Welfare case.
"Live within your means", is always good advise.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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Because you said," California would be impossible financially." My choice for you is Florida. California tax payers do not need another subsidized Welfare case.
"Live within your means", is always good advise.
I think she means impossible financially to live close to a beach.

Did you read ANY of the other posts on the thread? The OP is a nurse. She's a case manager. All she needs is an internet connection. Her salary from that job is a bit over 80K, and she mention that she'd like to pick up some shifts (part time) to add to that. She's hardly a subsidized welfare case.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Skip both and try Phoenix AZ or southern Georgia near the coast.

Yeah, right. No thanks.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't suspect that at all. If I'm getting on plane for warm water in winter, I'm not going to FL.

Yeah, Hawaii is a more popular warm weather/water destination for Californians than Fla.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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I think she means impossible financially to live close to a beach.

Did you read ANY of the other posts on the thread? The OP is a nurse. She's a case manager. All she needs is an internet connection. Her salary from that job is a bit over 80K, and she mention that she'd like to pick up some shifts (part time) to add to that. She's hardly a subsidized welfare case.
" California would be impossible financially." Those are her words. Ask me how much I care about what you think.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Obesity rates nationally for those over 65 are lower than demos 25-65. That would mean the average non-retired Floridian is that much fatter.

Yeah, I didn't realize it but there are lower obesity rates for those 65 or older (nationally as well as in California and Florida). Granted both states are below the national average overall.

Obesity Rates by Age Group: The State of Obesity

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Old 04-23-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I didn't realize it but there are lower obesity rates for those 65 or older (nationally as well as in California and Florida). Granted both states are below the national average overall.

Obesity Rates by Age Group: The State of Obesity
Aaaaand the State they live in has minimal impact on an individuals weight, as it is the attitude of the person that impacts obesity. You eat too much, it matters not where you live. You eat a decent diet (not a rigid diet, just wise eating choices) and you will NOT be obese. Exercise is important and both CA and FL offer a lot to do year round. The slight difference can be based on several other factors such as CA potentially having a higher Asian population than FL, as an example, plus a higher Black population. It would be interesting to see the obesity rates by ethnicity.

Just found this.http://stateofobesity.org/disparities/blacks/

African American adults are nearly 1.5 times as likely to be obese compared with White adults. Approximately 47.8 percent of African Americans are obese (including 37.1 percent of men and 56.6 percent of women) compared with 32.6 percent of Whites (including 32.4 percent of men and 32.8 percent of women).2

That directly impacts FL.
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