Hemera/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Could where you reside have an impact on your life expectancy? The results from the State of American Well-Being survey seem to suggest so.
According to the survey, Boulder, Colorado and Ann Arbor, Michigan have the lowest incidence of adults who have experienced a heart attack during their lifetime. At the other end of the list is Charleston, West Virginia, where nearly 9 percent of adults report having had at least one heart attack.
Regardless of these results, remember that you are in charge of your destiny and healthy living habits can be formed anywhere.
Here’s my prescription:
- Surround yourself with fit-minded people. It definitely is contagious.
- Get moving more, and get more color in your diet. The more greens and colorful fruits and vegetables you eat, the more your waistline will shrink.
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