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This Is the Healthiest County in America

Los Alamos County, NM, is tops on 'US News & World Report' list

(Newser) - If you're looking for a place where you can live your healthiest life, you don't necessarily have to narrow it down to a specific city. US News & World Report has ranked counties in America in this regard, examining almost 3,000 of them across nearly 90 metrics....

This Is the Healthiest City in America

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Brownsville, Texas, brings up the rear

(Newser) - The pandemic made many reassess the importance of staying fit, so WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities to see which are helping residents live their best wellness lives in four main categories: health care (including such factors as cost of basic medicine, quality of...

OK, We Get It—This City Is Extremely Fit

Arlington, Va., named fittest city in America for 4th straight year on ACSM's annual list

(Newser) - For the 14th straight year, the American College of Sports Medicine, in conjunction with the Anthem Foundation, has published its Fitness Index , ranking America's largest 100 cities and Washington, DC, on more than 30 indicators regarding various health behaviors, local infrastructure, and chronic diseases. And for the fourth year...

Here Are the Healthiest, Least Healthy Cities in America

Is there something in the water out West?

(Newser) - Staying healthy is a priority for many people, and where you live makes a difference. WalletHub has done the work to help you figure out which places might help you reach your wellness goals. The site looked at 180-plus of the most populated cities across the nation, using nearly four...

Want an Active Lifestyle? Check Out These Cities
Want an Active
Lifestyle? Live Here

Want an Active Lifestyle? Live Here

These are the US cities where you can be the fittest version of you

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that's one of your goals for 2021, and fitness is integral to that goal, there are parts of the US that may suit you best. In its quest to track down where the promise of an active lifestyle beckons, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest...

6 of the 10 Healthiest US Counties Are in One State

Colorado is doing something right

(Newser) - You can put good health habits into play no matter where you live, but some places just make it easier to adopt a healthy lifestyle. US News & World Report examined close to 3,000 counties (or county equivalents) across America, looking at more than 80 metrics across 10 categories:...

10 Healthiest, Most Unhealthy Cities in America

Head West for good health

(Newser) - Staying in shape and in a general state of wellness is (and should be) a priority for most—and where you live can have an effect on how you maintain your health. WalletHub looked at more than 170 of the most populated US cities across more than three dozen metrics,...

Here Are the 10 Healthiest, Least Healthy US Cities

Heading west for good health seems sound

(Newser) - Staying healthy can be challenging these days, thanks to hectic lifestyles, conflicting advice, and rising health-care costs. WalletHub tries to at least narrow down the US cities where you might have the best chance for good health, looking at more than 170 of the most populated urban areas across more...

One State Dominates in Healthy Eating

California claims 4 of top 10 metro areas with healthiest diets

(Newser) - All the hype about California healthy living appears to be well founded—at least when it comes to mealtime. A new report by Gallup and Sharecare, a digital health firm, looked at eating habits in 189 metropolitan areas across the US with one simple question: "Did you eat healthy...

Teens Make Healthier Choices When They See It as Defiant

Teen rebellion could be an asset, not a threat

(Newser) - As anyone who can remember being a teenager (or parenting a teenager) well knows, telling a teen to do something because it's the healthy choice just doesn't cut it. Implying that it's an act of defiance against some corrupt authority figure, on the other hand, appears to...

10 Healthiest Cities in America

Minnesota has 3 cities in the top 10

(Newser) - If you want to make it into your octogenarian years, consider moving to Rochester, Minn., or any of the other metro areas that made 24/7 Wall Street's healthiest US cities list. The site examined more than two dozen criteria to see which urban areas made the cut, including income,...

The 10 Healthiest Cities in America

The nation's capital comes out on top

(Newser) - The nation's capital leads the way in health. Washington, DC, is the fittest city in the country based on personal health and environmental factors, including access to parks and walkability, Today reports via the American Fitness Index . But there's good news for those outside the city: The survey...

5 Low-Fat Foods to Stop Eating Now

Sometimes it's better to stick with the real thing

(Newser) - If it's low-fat, it's good for you, right? Not necessarily: Often, companies remove fat only to increase sugar, salt, and additives in an effort to make "diet" food taste better, and a recent study found that 10% of such foods actually have the same number of calories...

No. 1 Way to Lower Dementia Risk: Exercise
No. 1 Way to Lower
Dementia Risk: Exercise

new study

No. 1 Way to Lower Dementia Risk: Exercise

Other healthy lifestyle choices also have big impact: study

(Newser) - A 35-year study of 2,235 men in the UK finds that exercise is the biggest factor when it comes to reducing the risk of dementia, the BBC reports. People who practiced four of the following five lifestyle choices saw their dementia risk reduced 60%, and were 70% less likely...

Visit the Island Where People 'Forget to Die'

Health tips from the fabled Greek isle of Ikaria

(Newser) - Stricken by cancer and given six months to live, a Greek man living in America moved back to his native island of Ikaria—where the cancer mysteriously disappeared. The tale became folklore on Ikaria, where stories of good health date back 25 centuries. Now a study has confirmed what the...

'Karmic Debt' Sparks Ex-Coke Exec's Health Push

Todd Putman blasts company's aggressive marketing

(Newser) - Working to ruthlessly promote Coca-Cola has left a former exec convinced he has a "large karmic debt to pay"—so the ad man has reformed. Todd Putman, one of Coke's leading marketers between 1997 and 2000, is now fighting on behalf of health food companies. He told...

10 Wacky Health Tips
  Wacky Health Tips 

Wacky Health Tips

How can honey, black pepper, and egg shells help you?

(Newser) - Need to disinfect a wound? Use honey, not hydrogen peroxide. While hydrogen peroxide can prevent healing, honey is a good alternative because it's quite antibacterial. That's just one of the weird health tips rounded Listverse:
  • To stop bleeding: Clean your cut, then sprinkle black pepper on it and
...

How to Live to (Almost) 100
 How to Live to (Almost) 100 
no lunch, no meat

How to Live to (Almost) 100

Do like Jack LaLanne did: Wake up early, skip lunch, and sweat

(Newser) - Jack LaLanne made it to the ripe old age of 96—and those of us with centenarian dreams could take a pointer ... or 10 ... from the fitness guru. The Daily Beast rounds up 10 of LaLanne's health habits worth imitating.
  • Wake up before the cock crows: LaLanne started his day
...

Government Shouldn't Moralize About Our Food
Government Shouldn't Moralize About Our Food
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Government Shouldn't Moralize About Our Food

Leave that to the private marketplace

(Newser) - The government has a wide range of choices when it comes to encouraging public health, from hands-off (the preference of libertarians) to so-called sin taxes to outright bans on, say, junk food in schools. Here's one option they need to stop: paying for ad campaigns that vilify certain foods, writes...

How Skinny Chefs Stay That Way
 How Skinny 
 Chefs Stay 
 That Way 
HOLIDAY EATING

How Skinny Chefs Stay That Way

Focus, routine, exercise...and also just running around a lot

(Newser) - Rotund chefs like Mario Batali and Paula Deen have given way to a crop of stick-thin kitchen wizards who clearly know a thing or two about how to stay slim while being surrounded by food. The Daily Beast gets the skinny from the skinny culinary elite, and won't take "...

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