Okay, maybe a move to Phoenix can’t make you as cool and stress-free as Zack Morris overnight, but moving to one of the top 20 cities for healthy living could help you surround yourself with happier, more active people!
“Aging is inevitable, but the rate of aging is not,” says RealAge.com’s Chief Medical Officer Keith Roach, MD. The company’s patented RealAge Test asks questions about its test taker’s cholesterol, smoking habits, marital status, eating habits, stress, employment, and social life, and has been taken by more than 28 million people since 1999. After analyzing the results from the tests taken in 2011, RealAge announced the Youngest & Oldest Cities in America rankings.
What did RealAge have to say about Phoenix?
Here’s an excerpt:
“Hot, dry, and rugged Phoenix is America’s sixth-largest city and ranks right smack in the middle for exercise (number 25), which is surprising in light of the ample hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, and golfing available in this desert metropolis. […] Phoenix-Mesa is nonetheless home to an optimistic, largely anger-free population — putting it in the number 18 spot on America’s youngest cities list.”
River rafting near Phoenix? That’s right! And you can read more articles about things to do around Phoenix here.