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@TemperMental67 Smiley Happy No doubt about it, Colorado has an active culture. Indeed a bunch of us cyclists were talking about it last weekend on the trail, how so many (probably 75%) of the people one sees working out on the rec trail (biking, running, rollerblading, et cetera) are gray haired. We are suspicious, actually, that our generation is more fit than the younger ones, for we see younger athletes so infrequently. The younger people we do see are usually strolling, rather than working out. Then again, perhaps the younger athletes are doing what we all did when we were younger: snowboarding, mountain climbing, skiing. Smiley Happy

 

Agreed: it is difficult not to be outside here. Not a bad view in the state. <-bias alert Smiley Happy

 

PS Garden of the Gods: gorgeous! Colorado Springs is a lovely city. Great people.

 

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lol, funny you mention Colorado.  We went to Colorado Springs for vacation last year, and it was so gorgeous!  I can see how it would be easy to be outside and active a lot of the time.  Same with Northern California.

 

I live in DC.  Well, right outside it.  Depending on the county, there are tons of trails and bike paths, and great places to hike.  It feels much easier to stay healthy here than in Baltimore City.  I lived there for about 10 years.   Not much to do without driving some distance.   Neither compares to Colorado to me.

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Colorado has been very good to me. Smiley Happy (That's a yes.)

 

 

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Absolutely! There's the obvious .. air & water quality, then weather .. how much of the year are you able to be physically active & outdoors, and does bad weather increase your risk of falls or car accidents. Where you live affects the availability of fresh & organic foods. Things like population density & traffic affect our stress levels, and crime rate also affects stress, not to mention actual crime against us. Community/regional atmosphere affect stress, as well as the cost of living.


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Do you think living in a particular state or area increases your healthy living?

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