Is Country Living Healthier than City Living?


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Is Country Living Healthier than City Living?

The Healthy Geezer answers questions about health and aging in his weekly column.

Question: Isn’t living in the country healthier than living in the city?

Answer: I don’tِ think there’sِ a definitive answer toِ thatِ question.
My firstِ reaction toِ thisِ inquiry wasِ thatِ life inِ the country isِ much healthier.
However, theِ National Rural Health Association (NRHA), a national nonprofit organization, gave meِ some surprising information thatِ madeِ me rethink myِ answer.

Here are some of the facts from the NRHA:

After learning aboutِ rural health, I don’tِ think I’ll everِ feel theِ sameِ when I drive onِ blue highways.
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