Louisville Metro Health and Wellness

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8:50 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Louisville Ranks 49th in Fitness Among U.S. Metro Areas, Report Says

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City officials say they weren't surprised by a recent report ranking the Louisville area's fitness 49th out of 50 American metro areas.

To compile the American Fitness Index, the American College of Sports Medicine said it considered preventive health behaviors, chronic disease levels, access to healthcare and policies that support physical activity.

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4:04 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Takeaways From WFPL's News Special on Health in Louisville

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A Greater Louisville Project report highlights the challenges the community faces to become healthier.

The report looked closely at life expectancy and morbidity when calculating their results. It provided a neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis of health in Louisville. As it turns out, left expectancy varied by as much 13 years depending on where you lived. In Portland, for example, the average life expectancy is 70; in St. Matthews it's 83.

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