Finally, San Antonio lands near the top of a health-related list!
I had to see it to believe it, but the Alamo City, mired on the wrong end of lists that rank things like obesity, teenage pregnancy and other health concerns, is 11th on a Gallup-Healthways poll of the largest metro areas in the country.
Dallas/Fort Worth landed just behind San Antonio in 12th place. Las Vegas was dead last.
The poll rated the largest cities and metro areas in six categories including access to basic needs, life evaluation, mental health, physical health, healthy behaviors and work environments.
Are you as surprised as I am about this? All the good lists that we have landed on lately seem to be economic, as San Antonio and Texas in general are faring a lot better than the rest of the country during the recession. I hadn't seen a health-related list where San Antonio was actually in a good spot, so this came as a pleasant surprise.
What do you think--does the Alamo City deserve this or is it just an anomaly?