Prevention magazine evaluated 100 of the nation's largest cities on 48 measures of health, happiness and well-being to determine the healthiest (and happiest) cities in America. Here are the Top 25:
25. Manchester, N.H. (Gym and farmers market numbers, positive mental health)
24. Burlington, Vt. (Lowest diabetes rates, highest percentage of those who walk to work)
23. Boston (Highest percentage of people with health coverage)
22. Virginia Beach, Va. (Healthy cholesterol, big buyers of athletic clothing)
21. Denver (Healthy BMIs, low cancer rates)
20. Portland, Ore. (Healthy hearts, cheerful, easy access to affordable produce)
19. Jersey City, N.J. (Most gyms, highest per capita concentration of fitness professionals)
18. Colorado Springs, Colo. (Active residents, low diabetes rates and blood pressure)
17. Plano, Texas (Tops in purchasing workout gear, organic products)
16. Raleigh, N.C. (Low binge-drinking, lots of sneaker purchases)
15. Lincoln, Neb. (Healthy hearts, low unemployment rate)
14. Austin, Texas (Most active and college-educated)
13. Boise, Idaho (Low traffic death rate, lots of regular exercisers)
12. Aurora, Colo. (Highest overall health, green space access)
11. Seattle (Optimism, high college graduation levels, organic food availability)
10. Honolulu (High mental health scores)
9. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Highest levels of self-reported health)
8. Madison, Wis. (Low crime rates, affordable fresh produce)
7. San Francisco (Endless cultural offerings)
6. Fargo, N.D. (Regular church attendance)
5. San Diego (Most active residents)
4. Anaheim, Calif. (Tops in access to fitness facilities, healthy weights)
3. Minneapolis-St. Paul (Top scores for heart health)
2. Salt Lake City (Low cancer rates, best cancer survival rates)
1. San Jose, Calif. (Tops in eating organic produce)
Click here to read Prevention's rankings in full.
A brush fire broke out just before 1:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Mission Hills at 1550 Burton Mesa Boulevard near Lompoc.
A man who suffered an apparent heart attack crashed his car into a Santa Barbara County fire engine Saturday.
Santa Maria police say two intoxicated pedestrians were the cause of a collision that occurred at the intersection of Cook and Thornburg streets at 8:37 p.m. Sunday.
Surveillance video released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office shows two suspected female thieves being dropped off at Ralph's grocery store on Hollister Avenue in Goleta, Monday afternoon.
The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard has a variety of new attractions just in time to enjoy during the summer.
Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.
The city of Paso Robles is reminding residents that fireworks are illegal in the city. Anyone caught lighting or possessing even "safe and sane" fireworks in the City will be cited and fined.
With temperatures over 100 degrees, and violent winds, flames in the hills above Goleta became a blow torch, as the Painted Cave fire destroyed nearly 500 homes and businesses on June 27, 1990.
Photo Courtesy: Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
A brush fire broke out in the Mission Hills area near Lompoc Monday afternoon. It quickly grew to 50 acres, and evacuations are underway.
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