Our city’s a somewhat healthy place for Buffalo gals
blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 15, 2012 @ 10:26am
Self Magazine released it’s annual list of healthiest and not-so-healthy cities for women to reside, and Buffalo fell somewhere in the middle.
Coming in at No. 47 on the 100-city rankings, Buffalo is almost excused for its mediocre showing because of our city’s cold winters. And though we’re a sports-centric place, we also have a bit of a drink problem. “Binge drinking rates here are way above average,” the description on Self’s website reads, “and the metro area’s average BMI comes in at 27.5—technically overweight.”
Self staffers ranked regions according to an algorithm that included 58 categories—sleep, weight, farmers market availability, air quality and weather, to name a few.
Top honors went to San Jose, Calif, a paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty—nay, very—healthy.