BC is Canada’s healthiest province, ranking 3rd in the world. Why?
BC is the only province to score an A on a recent international health *report. Perhaps even more impressive, BC ranks 3rd in the world behind Switzerland and Sweden. (For perspective, Canada scores 10th overall, with a B.)
How is health measured?
BC scored an A for: life expectancy, self-reported health, mortality due to cancer, premature mortality
BC scored a B for: self-reported mental health, mortality due to: a) heart disease and stroke; b) respiratory diseases; c) nervous system diseases, and; d) suicides
The only C was for mortality due to diabetes. Canada also scored C, and has the second highest prevalence of diabetes in the world (among peer countries.)
Experts report that individual choices significantly affect heath, the most important being
1) Eating healthy food
2) Getting regular physical activity
3) Good lifestyle habits
Research shows BC is strong in all the right areas. In BC:
- Smoking and drinking rates are lower
- Physical activity rates are higher
- Consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially super foods, is higher
- Organic consumption is the highest in Canada, and consumers show a willingness to pay more for healthy food
- Consumers have the highest levels of organic purchases
- Consumers are more likely to read labels
What else is it about BC? Location.
BC is a sea to sky wonderland that is rich and fertile. If Hippocrates was right, “Let food be thy medicine,” then this Garden of Eden contributes to BC’s high ranking in health. The province abounds in fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and seafood, serving the domestic market and exporting to the global marketplace. Some top exports are: Atlantic salmon, and super-foods such as blueberries, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, cherries, cranberries, and beans.
Splendour without dimishment. Splendor Sine Occasu.
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BC is Canada’s healthiest province