The Metro Denver region’s outstanding quality of life translates into a productive workforce that experiences less absenteeism and places fewer demands on the healthcare system. Colorado has the nation’s lowest rate of obesity, the highest rate of physical activity, and is among the three lowest states for deaths caused by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
While no state is immune to rising obesity rates, we’re curbing the gradual expansion of our waistlines by re-adjusting our culture. Metro Denver is aiming to become "America’s Healthiest Community" by instituting strategies that support:
- Worksite wellness,
- School policy, and
- The creation of interlinked, walkable communities.