(Closed) San Francisco Bees: Thigh Power?

posted 4 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Bunny_the_Bride:  only certain sections of the city are very hilly, but you do build some stamina and leg strength with them. When I lived on the university campus, there was this giant set of stairs leading to the upper campus that would make your legs so sore until you got used to them!

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  Yes! It can! I used to live on Nob Hill, and it was such a good work out to walk home from Market street. If you have grocieries or bags to carry, forget it! You will be panting. And then when I got home I had 3 stories to climb.

 

Also, a lot of people in SF take public transport and walk, or bike, so you get a lot more exercise in your day. I lived there for about 10 years and when my FH and I moved out to a city like 20 min south, we gained some weight.

 

Like PP said, not all areas are that hilly but MANY are! I still work in SF and even to park my car I have to climb up a big hill for a good parking spot 🙂

 

It’s hard to tell if it’s the geography that lends itself to a more fit population, because you will find that there are a lot of food and fitness conscious people that live in SF anyway (there are tons of vegans/vegetarians, organic food, carb counting or paleo eating junkies;  biking, jogging, gym going peeps),

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  Looks like Forbes gave it #6 Healthies City in America for 2013. I need to get my ass in gear and represent! LOL.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eigl45hfh/6-san-francisco-calif/

#6 San Francisco, Calif.

The greater San Francisco Bay Area, which was defined as including the East Bay as far south as Fremont, but not the peninsula or Marin County to the north, won points for all the factors you’d expect from Northern California, including a wealth of farmers’ markets and other sources of fresh produce (26 percent of residents eat their 5+ servings a day). San Francisco residents smoke in record low numbers (8 percent compared to a national average of 18 percent!), have access to a ton of open space and parkland, are more likely to walk or bike to work, are less likely to be obese or have diabetes, and have access to a plenty of primary care providers. Interestingly, mental health was an issue for the region, with a higher percent reporting that “mental health was not good during the past 30 days.” Could the region’s notoriously high stress be taking a toll?

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@rusticbee2014:  Wow, #6! I live in the flat area of the city, but man I remember walking up those downtown hills, they are exhauting. I think the mental health issues are a result of the drug culture in some zones of the city (worked as a psych nurse, saw lots of drug related disorders), stress, and depressing weather. I’m actually surprised that it’s almost June and I can go outside without a jacket.

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