Healthy cities mean happy living

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That Elvis called Memphis home didn’t help it in our survey — the city ranks below average in most categories “SELF’s” experts deemed important. Violent crimes and rapes occur at close to double our survey’s average rate. Memphis-area women have sky high rates of sexually transmitted diseases and rank in the bottom 6 percent for exercise; their average body-mass index is 27.3 — overweight by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standards. Plus, Memphis has a high number of motor vehicle deaths and ranks below average for healthy eating.

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