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Monday, August 15, 2016

3 Reasons Why New Yorkers Live Longer Than Others

New Yorkers

If you live in New York, that's a good thing. Why? People in New York live longer, according to the New York City Department of Health.

Can it really be true?

It seems hard to believe that people in a huge metropolitan area like New York could actually live longer. For one thing, violent crime in New York is the lowest it has been since 1963 and is lower than the national average for big cities. But that's not the reason why people live longer in New York!

Here are the 3 reasons cited by the New York City Department of Health:
  1. They walk more: New Yorkers walk far more than people in other large cities, and even more than most Americans living in suburbs. Not only that, they walk faster!
  2. They smoke less: Like many cities, New York passed a smoking ban in 2003 which is estimated to have lowered smoking-related deaths by 10 percent.
  3. They eat better: People in New York have greater access to fresh, organic and other healthy food choices.

People in New York live about 9 months longer than the average American.

You can, too!

The good news is that anyone can live longer if they follow these 3 life choices. New York is a great place to live, but you don't have to live there to live longer. Life changes, like healthy eating, exercise, and stopping smoking, can add months and even years to any one's life -- no matter where they live.

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