It is our position Hamilton County should be congratulated on being the healthiest county in Indiana. The annual County Health Rankings, released by the University of Wisconsin, takes into account the number of low weight births and the rate of people who die before age 75, has deemed Hamilton County the healthiest, with Boone County coming in second.
We find it encouraging that Hamilton County residents take the time to ensure they are healthy. We would like to challenge residents in Hamilton County to come in first next year. We are privileged to live in an area rich with parks and trails designed to accommodate all sorts of outdoor activities. As the weather continues to warm up, we should try to take full advantage of these resources.
We understand everyone has a busy schedule and it can be difficult to get out as much as we’d like and get some exercise. However, with a little preplanning and motivation, we can all get out and be active. We’ve already paid for all these parks and trails … we might as well take full advantage of them.