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Parenting => Health and Safety => Health => Topic started by: spud on February 04, 2008, 09:06:09 AM

Title: Healthiest canadian cities
Post by: spud on February 04, 2008, 09:06:09 AM
The country's longest-living people
live in Richmond, BC- home of the country's healthiest and longest-living people, according to various sources, including Statistics Canada. With a life expectancy of 83.4 years, Richmondites not only beat the Canadian average (79.3 years), but they also outstrip even the Japanese (81.4), thought to be one of the world's healthiest people.

So what does Richmond have that other Canadian cities don't?
http://www.canadianliving.com/health/prevention/canadas_healthiest_city.php
Title: Re: Healthiest canadian cities
Post by: CareDC on February 04, 2008, 12:40:18 PM
Smaller communities have less pollution, which results in better health for the community. People generally have more time to spend on fitness. Also, and this is a biggie; it's alot less stressful to live in smaller communities. Rents are lower, property taxes are much smaller. Stress has a huge impact on our health and well-being.