Based on lifestyles and general health, Milwaukee residents are aging in the middle of the national pack, ranking 27th among those in 50 cities scored for their physical age by the website RealAge.com.
Salt Lake City, Utah, was the top city for staying young, or living below your chronological age. Knoxville, Tn., leads the pack for the city in which residents are most likely to be old before their time.
The findings were based on the responses to the RealAge Test, which scores participants based on a host of factors, from their vices to overall health to sleep and physical activity. For example, this blogger’s RealAge based on the test was 43.4, about four years off the chronological number.
Given the relatively high rates of binge drinking and obesity, it’s little surprise Milwaukeeans would land in the middle of the aging pack.
“Each city’s ranking is more than just a number, said Keith Roach, chief medical officer of RealAge. “It’s a unique assessment of the healthy lifestyles, or lack of them, in each metro area; how people live there, what they’re doing right and what they need to change.”