San Diego Recognized as a Heart Friendly City for Women


HeartThe American Heart Association has released its list of most heart friendly and least heart friendly cities for women. San Diego County is 8th best in the country. Twenty-two factors were included in the analysis, including risk factors (we probably scored quite well here due to our fabulous living environment and our generally healthy lifestyles), current state of heart health for local residents, and heart disease statistics.

From my personal experience, I can certainly tell the difference in heart healthy lifestyles between my previous hometown, the Philadelphia metro area, and San Diego. When I got in my car to drive across the country, I was in great shape relative to my peers. Once I arrived in San Diego a week later, I found myself to be well out-of-shape compared to my peers. I also went from having a donut shop and hoagie deli on every street corner to being at a loss for finding donuts and hoagies in San Diego. If you’ve moved from another city, share your comparisons relative to the healthy lifestyle we find here in San Diego.

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2 Responses to “San Diego Recognized as a Heart Friendly City for Women”

  1. Katie says:

    Here we have Trader Joe’s which isn’t found in most parts of the country. It’s true that here people tend to eat healthier and California style. A friend visiting from Florida couldn’t help but comment about all the brown rice on the menus here. People also spend a lot of time outdoors compared with other parts of the country…a special thanks to our wonderful weather! Great blog, I enjoy reading it!

  2. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    Good point. We also have Jimbo’s, Henry’s, and now Fresh & Easy. With the competition from these local healthy food market chains, I now see the major grocers like Ralph’s and Vons offering larger selections of healthy food choices.

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