10 counties where people live longest
Affluence and access to great recreational opportunities are the common factors in areas where people routinely live into their 80s.
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What this tells us is wealth and education in the U.S. makes for a longer lifespan. You can afford those things that allow you to live longer.
How many other articles do you comment on that you either don't understand or don't care to read what the author said? Then state what a terrible job he/she is doing with THEIR research...
NOWHERE did it say this is a list of only the places where people live the longest and anywhere else isn't capable of having people live as long under any circumstance.
We are all well aware that people can live a long life anywhere. This article is about "areas where people ROUTINELY live into their 80s" meaning on average these counties have a higher rate ON AVERAGE of people living longer....
never mind, I give up.
When Obamacare kicks in, you better have a boat load of money to pay for those operations/procedures that the unelected panel of federal workers determine that your life is not worth saving. In other words medicare will be limited and costs will be the deciding factor. Can we say death panels as the life span will go down, down, down in the good old USA. Thanks Obama.
Our government has made some horrendous mistakes such as two wars in the M.E. and the usage of corn to make Ethanol. However, Obamacare will dwarf these two blunders. .
Most of the places named in this article have been designated as retirement areas. If the majority of the population is OVER 50 the average age at death will be much higher. Many of these places are where there is a reduced access job market and the prices of the homes are based on the limited availability of homes that are suitable for human occupancy. Most of these places are cities that have limited night life and limited product availability for shopping, so they are not attractive to younger people.
Simple math if you live in an area that has been populated by an elder population through migration from other areas the average age at death will be much higher.
I wonder what is the purpose of such an article. Are these cities trying to induce people to move to those places to die? Or is the purpose of this dribble to trick people into believing that if they move to one of the featured areas, with grossly overpriced homes, they will extend their life expectancy. If such was true, then people with cancer or other determined death illnesses would flock to those areas and thereby extend their lives.
We live more than 2 hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis, in pretty much a rural area where the elders would tell you a healthy meal in their day consisted of a well-rounded meal that would make dieticians today faint.
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