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Self Magazine Names Burlington, Vermont, as the Healthiest City For Women

Looking to Move? Try Burlington, VT

After looking at the 100 largest metropolitan areas in America, Burlington, VT, came out on top as Self magazine's "fittest, healthiest, and happiest" city to live in for women. The magazine studied almost 8,000 different pieces of data in 50 categories and consulted a panel of experts to come up with its rankings. Information factored into the creation of this list includes rates of diseases, air quality, unemployment statistics, and health habits such as exercise and smoking.

The New England city boasts some of the lowest rates of cervical and ovarian cancer deaths in the country, and healthy habits prevail: women walk to work regularly and don't smoke. Where Burlington really shines is in nutrition and food — the city has six times as many food co-ops than the national average, and its farmers markets accept food stamps.

What to see how your hometown fared?  Check out the entire ranking here.

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