The Washington Post: The Great Recession raised America’s blood pressure, study finds

“The top predictor of your life expectancy is your Zip code. That’s because much of what keeps us healthy has to do with our social environment,” according to “The Body Economic” by David Stuckler and Dr. Sanjay Basu.

The Washington Post covers recent studies that show that political and economic instability have negatively impacted health.

Can great public places–the parks, trails and libraries that connect us, helps us share ideas and encourage recreation–help reverse this trend?