We Did It, Beach Cities!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Beach Cities Earn Blue Zones Community Certification

Thank you for being part of our Blue Zones Project® community well-being transformation in the Beach Cities!

Beach Cities Health DistrictHealthways, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, today announced the Beach Cities – Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach – have been named a nationally certified Blue Zones Community®. Since 2010, health-focused people like you helped us make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks.

The certification announcement comes on the heels of recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® data showing measurable declines in smoking, overweight and significant daily stress rates throughout the three cities from 2010 to 2015. Collectively, the Beach Cities earned a 2015 Well-Being Index score of 65.9, ranking us among the elite well-being communities in the U.S.