You may be surprised to hear that black and Hispanic women have a longer life expectancy than any other group in America – including all men!
Studies have shown that life expectancies in the U.S. have dropped for the first time in 25 years – except for among black and Hispanic women, who have remained stable at an average of 78 years, while the life expectancy of everyone else has fallen below this age – but why is this?
It seems that the message about living a healthy lifestyle has hit home for black and Hispanic women more than any other groups.
Linda Goler Blount, president of and chief executive of the D.C. based national health advocacy nonprofit ‘Black Women’s Health Imperative,’ explained:
In fact, there is even the chance that not having a car could be playing a positive role in this longer lifespan, as Blount continued:
But it’s not just necessity that is a driving force behind healthier lifestyles, as there has also been what Blount dubbed ‘The Michelle Obama Effect:’
Interesting stuff! Perhaps it is time for everyone else to take note, get some exercise, eat healthier and generally take better care of themselves too – New Year’s Resolutions, anyone?
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