Study compares health of country versus city residents
TYLER - "If you live one mile from the gym as opposed to 20 or 30 miles to a gym, chances are you're probably going to utilize a facility."
Michael Prince runs a fitness center in Tyler, he tells KETK he has clients from all over East Texas, and when we told Prince about a new study, he wasn't surprised.
"Chances are you're probably not going to go running on the black top farm road as opposed to a park or to where you had access to a gym with treadmills or things of that nature, so I really don't see people running across pastures in the country."
We decided to do our own polling.
KETK asked, Who do you think is healthier, city folks or country folks?
"All my country friend are going to hate me, but I'm going to say city."
But when we told them the results of the study, KETK asked, what would you do if I told you that city folks, at least in the study, tend to be healthier?
"They probably are cause they come to places like this and we just eat beans and cornbread ok."
"Well studies are always kind of biased."
"It's good news for me I guess, hah."
So, despite the official poll numbers among people with spoke with it seems to fall 50-50. If you believe this poll it shows just because you live on the land doesn't mean you work the land and who'd ever thought that city dwellers would come out better here? Unless, of course, the pollster lived in the city.