Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Healthiest Counties in South Carolina

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a study ranking the healthiest counties in the U.S. for each state.  The top five counties were: Beaufort, Lexington, Greenville, York, and Dorchester.  The map is even more telling.  Basically, healthy counties tend to be around Greenville, Columbia, Charlotte and Charleston.  Researchers have known this, but hopefully planners can study this data and use it to craft policies that will help other counties become "healthier."

Educate yourself about your health, restrict your diet by amount and to healthy foods, get enough sleep and exercise, and go to church regularly.  Treat your body like a temple you want to live in as long as possible.  That's my strategy and the one that I share with my patients.

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