Data, data, data

Health. A deceptively difficult topic. The World Health Organization defines health as Health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Using this definition as a yardstick, a recent publication from The National Research Council and The Institute of Medicine provides evidence that despite the extraordinary sums of money spent on ‘health care’ in the United States we rank LAST in terms of almost all measures among 17 developed nations. Don’t believe me? Check out the source data for yourself. Then make plans to go do something physically active with people you care about outdoors, in Nature, pronto.

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