Apr 3, 2012 at 12:27:33
“Marin County is the healthiest county in California? It is also one of the wealthiest in the country. It would be interesting to see how much health is linked to wealth. I suspect quite a bit.”
Samearn on Apr 3, 2012 at 13:20:53
“I studied Public Health - and I can answer your question: A LOT.
The more money you have:
1. the better quality food you can afford
2. the better quality of options for exercise you can afford (think how much bicycles and surfboards cost - and gym memberships and personal trainers)
3. more likely to live in a place where fresh fruits & veggies are available
4. more likely to live in an environment where it is safe to exercise outside
5. more likely to have health insurance and access to PREVENTATIVE (and treatment) medical care
6. more likely to have more education so have learned more about the NEED to and HOW to take care of your body
7. likely to have less serious daily stressors (i.e. will I be evicted b/c I can't pay my rent? Do I have enough money to go to the MD? can I buy food this week?)”
BuckyJamesDio on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:55:00
“A lot of factors come into play - typically, wealthy people tend to have higher educations, and educated people tend to take better care of themselves with good diets and exercise. Also, there is access to a lot of farm-fresh food from local agriculture. Add to that a temperate climate that allows for year-round outdoor activities, and it's a perfect recipe for good health.
And with that scenery, who wouldn't want to be out in it every day?”
“I lived in a small town in Ohio that was a notorious speed trap. We didn't have local income tax, just that radar gun. The town made a very nice income from that radar gun. I warned every visitor I had not to violate the law by even one MPH.”