Where You Live May Say THIS About Your Health

by Lexi Petronis, Glamour

OK, it might not be so much where you live as how much you like where you live... but this is still super-interesting.

A new Gallup poll has found that people who feel satisfied with where they live are physically healthier than people who are dissatisfied (or who feel like their community is becoming a bad place to live).

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In fact, people who said that their city offered a safe place to exercise--or that they felt safe walking alone at night--scored higher on an overall physical health index. Those who didn't feel like they had anywhere safe to exercise scored lower.

Reports LiveScience:

The survey can't, on its own, draw a causal link between community and individual health, but other research suggests that the two are linked. Location can determine opportunities for exercise, for example, as well as what foods people eat. A recent study published in the Journal of Rural Health found that rural Americans are more likely to be obese than their city-dwelling counterparts.

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It all kind of makes sense, don't you think?

Do you like where you live or do you wish you lived somewhere else? Are there many safe opportunities to exercise where you are?

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