Enjoying the High Life for a Good Long Time

At the risk of gaining the reputation as ITA’s “lists guy,” I thought this TIME Health article was pretty good. Apparently, the top seven counties in the United States for life expectancy are in Colorado, lead by Clear Creek County (say that three times fast) at 81.3 years. Is it the fresh mountain air and water? Is it the healthy Colorado lifestyle (low numbers of smokers, lowest-in-the-nation obesity rate)? Is it the good Christian living in Colorado Springs radiating to the rest of the state? Nobody knows for sure.

And in a related story, researchers found enough differences in life expectancy as sorted by race, class, gender, and geography to identify “eight Americas.” Oh to be an Asian woman…

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