Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Young in SD

San Diego 7th on list of top 10 youngest cities

You're young at heart if you live in San Diego, according to a national survey released Tuesday.

RealAge.com released a list of the Top 10 metropolitan areas where healthy lifestyles make people two years physically younger than their chronological order, and San Diego was seventh on the list. Salt Lake City was first, and the San Francisco Bay Area was second.

"Each city's ranking is more than just a number," said Dr. Keith Roach, the chief medical officer of RealAge and a co-creator of its test.

"It's a unique assessment of the healthy lifestyles, or lack of them, in each metro area of how people live there, what they're doing right and what they need to change."

Half of the 10 youngest cities are in the West, between Denver and the ocean.

"Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the mountains, but Western cities have adopted active lifestyles that can slow down the aging process," Roach said.

RealAge took a random sample of 1,000 members from each city for its survey. Knoxville, Tenn., was rated the top city where people age the fastest.

The original article here.

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