CDC names Burlington, Vermont the healthiest city in the US.

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    Nov 17, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    NPR Morning Edition, November 17, 2008 ·
    Burlington, Vermont, was just named the healthiest city in America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ninety-two percent of residents there say they are in good or great health. The CDC also named America's most unhealthy city. That dubious honor goes to Huntington, West Virginia. Nearly half of the residents there are obese. And half the elderly population have lost all their teeth.

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    Nov 17, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    I wonder if Burlington's large college population has something to do with it's health ratings.
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    Nov 17, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    Boo...you took the title away from Austin. I guess it was a fairy tale to think we could be the healthiest city AND the drunkest.
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    Trance24 saidI wonder if Burlington's large college population has something to do with it's health ratings.


    Good point. We lose about half our population here in the summer, when the college students go back home. I wonder when this survey was done?

    Either way, it was a huge difference moving here from Beaumont, TX. Most people in the Beaumont / Houston area are fat. Most people in the Burlington area seem to be in shape. I think it also has a lot to do with the encouragement the city provides to bike, walk, jog, hike, etc. Most of the restaurants downtown offer healthy meals, and the major grocery store in downtown Burlington offers mostly organic goods. I'd say the majority of the Burlington population walks to downtown when we need to go, due to the short distance and difficulty finding a worthwhile parking space. I also don't know of a single fast food chain located here. I have to drive to the next town over to get to a Taco Bell. Maybe it's a combination of this, along with the college student population?
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    Nov 19, 2008 4:11 AM GMT
    My Burlington was just voted the best City to live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and is ranked the 8th best place to live in Canada. hahah so proud. I feel like its my child. Take that OAKVILLE!! icon_twisted.gif Buncha yuppies..