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How Healthy Is Your County? National Rankings Are Out

If your town has play fields and trails a-plenty, chances are it snagged a higher overall score in the national county-by-county health rankings, just out this week from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Besides outdoor recreation, the rankings consider a huge range of public health factors, from car accidents to unemployment rates.

There's even a slick interactive map where you can see how your county stacks up.

In Hernando, Mississippi, the rankings prompted the mayor to boost the health of his city through a focus on outdoor recreation. As he puts it, "We're striping bike lanes as fast as we can."

What about your city or town? How did your county rank?


 

Posted on at 4:52 PM

Tagged: Cycling, outdoor recreation and public health

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