Brooklyn LE - New York City one of the healthiest places to live.
Those who live in Manhattan can now expect to live up to 82 years old, according to a recent study.
New research shows that New Yorkers are living longer than average as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promotes the ban of the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary, unhealthy beverages.
Also, the Big Apple has created hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, mandated the use of calorie labels on menus in chain restaurants, and sponsored anti-obesity and preventive health services campaigns in subways.
According to the United Nations World Population Prospects, those who live in Manhattan can expect to live up to the age of 82, same as Japan, which is the nation with the highest life expectancy in the entire world. Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that life expectancy in the United States increases 1.7 years every 10 years. The U.S. is ranking 38th of 200 countries with an overall life expectancy of roughly 78 years old.
The city has increased its life expectancy by decreasing homicide rates and HIV/AIDS mortality, and also by the governments extreme efforts to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
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