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Old 09-16-2019, 07:19 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Seattle
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http://https://finance.yahoo.com/news/healthiest-unhealthiest-cities-in-america-155101486.htmlnot sure if there are any surprises. Of course these arenít the most scientific studies.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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It's a WalletHub list which are always the least scientific, if not just plain ignorant in their methodology. You can pretty much tell whatever team they have compiling their data has little if any clue about how cities/metro areas work in general, but it seems to more or less follow similar lists not really anything surprising there.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:52 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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One of the criteria was green space. New York City must have done a bang up job on the other metrics to have beat out places like Ft. Smith, AR and Augusta, GA.

It's also interesting how the Southeast and Appalachia always end up being near the bottom on these surveys?
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:25 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 15 days ago)
 
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One of the criteria was green space. New York City must have done a bang up job on the other metrics to have beat out places like Ft. Smith, AR and Augusta, GA.

It's also interesting how the Southeast and Appalachia always end up being near the bottom on these surveys?
And Texas. Except Austin.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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One of the criteria was green space. New York City must have done a bang up job on the other metrics to have beat out places like Ft. Smith, AR and Augusta, GA.

It's also interesting how the Southeast and Appalachia always end up being near the bottom on these surveys?
The correlation doesnt go the way you want it to if you look at who is unhealthy in these states
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Old Yesterday, 10:43 AM
 
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Even coming from the Midwest, which isn’t exactly known for heath, I’m still somewhat shocked at the obesity problem down south when I visit. The list may not be scientific, but it’s not wrong in my experience.
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Old Yesterday, 11:02 AM
 
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I moved from the Twin Cities (which is considered a healthy, park/bike/outdoor forward region) to the south. And no doubt the south is much less health conscious. It always amazed me that potlucks in the south that I have been to consist of: dessert, fried chicken, and 2 liters of soda. In the midwest, it was almost a competition to bring something healthy, that tasted good, and was appropriate for a range of diets and allergies (dairy, gluten, vegetarian, etc.),not to mention that soda was never a part of the equation. We also seem to be behind when to comes to parks, greenspace, bike lanes, etc. We're catching up, but still behind.

Don't get me wrong, I love where I live, but anecdotally I have observed what this study claims, even if their methodolgy is bogus.
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Status: "South Carolina: real home of the confederacy" (set 15 days ago)
 
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One of the criteria was green space. New York City must have done a bang up job on the other metrics to have beat out places like Ft. Smith, AR and Augusta, GA.

It's also interesting how the Southeast and Appalachia always end up being near the bottom on these surveys?
New Yorkers walk everywhere
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Old Yesterday, 12:48 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Even coming from the Midwest, which isn’t exactly known for heath, I’m still somewhat shocked at the obesity problem down south when I visit. The list may not be scientific, but it’s not wrong in my experience.
https://www.stateofobesity.org/adult-obesity/
The most obese states (red and purple) tend to be in the South and Midwest. Of course this map measures adult obesity, but tends to follow overall obesity rates. But even withe Colorado at 23%, that is still high.
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Old Yesterday, 12:51 PM
 
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And Texas. Except Austin.

I remember skiing at a little Colorado ski area called Monarch on the continental divide. I happened to be there during Texas spring break. The parking lot was filled with white church vans towing cargo trailers. The deck to the little base lodge had all these families squatting at tables with huge coolers. White bread. Miracle Whip. Bologna. Processed American Cheese Food. Chips. Soda. Twinkies. I felt like I was on the movie set for a ski sequel to Footloose except everybody was plus sized including the pudgy version of Chris Penn in the Carharts and cowboy hat.
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