Want to avoid a heart attack? Move to Boulder

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - If you're looking for a U.S. city that has the lowest rate of reported heart attacks, look no farther than Boulder.

Boulder (and Ann Arbor, Michigan) are the nation's top two communities with the lowest self-reported incidence of heart attack in the U.S., each with 1.3 percent.

That's according to a report by polling giant Gallup and Healthways, which said they compared 190 cities in the nation in its report of residents who have experienced a heart attack in their lifetime.

Nationally, 3.9 percent of all U.S. adults reported having a heart attack, according to the firms.

Why does Boulder lead the list? It "consistently demonstrated high well-being as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index since 2008, as well as low incidence of other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2eOhFri

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