Colorado and Denver have always been known for the healthy lifestyle of its residents. Forbes ranked Denver fifth among the 20 healthiest cities in the U.S. "The Mile-High City’s high ranking shouldn’t surprise, thanks to the city’s prime location with easy access to all the recreational fun of the Rockies. Denver ranked high in the health of its residents, 61 percent of whom are ranked as in "excellent or very good” physical health. Cardiovascular disease rates are lower than average  (altitude, anyone?) and Denver residents are less likely to be obese, have diabetes, have asthma, or die of heart disease.” - Forbes