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Retiring? A City Can Help Keep You Young — or Age You Faster

Research reveals the 10 'youngest,' 10 'oldest'

What keeps a city's residents younger?

In the best cities these are the four key things residents do to stay younger and healthier: Control blood pressure, don't smoke, take a daily walk, and get the right amount of sleep.

Cities with the healthiest blood pressure:

1. Minneapolis

2. San Francisco

3. Saginaw, Mich.

4. Denver

5. Cleveland

Cities where residents exercise the most:

1. San Francisco

2. San Diego

3. Denver

4. Portland/Vancouver, Ore.

5. Sacramento, Calif.

Cities that get the most sleep:

1. Austin, Texas

2. New York

3. Raleigh-Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.

4. Boston

5. San Francisco

Cities with the fewest smokers:

1. Los Angeles

2. Salt Lake City

3. San Francisco

4. San Diego

5. Sacramento, Calif.

Candy Sagon writes about health and nutrition for the Bulletin.

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