Yahoo ranks us No. 1 in healthiness

Spring Lake resident Jan Hood was out walking her Irish setters when she learned Yahoo Homes had named the Grand Haven/Holland metropolitan area as the “healthiest city” in the nation.
Marie Havenga
May 2, 2014

“I love it,” Hood said while walking along South Lake Avenue. “People are walking all the time. I walk all the time. I think it’s well-deserved.”

The region took the top notch in the Gallup-Healthways Physical Health Index out of 189 metropolitan statistical areas.

Hood said the miles of bike paths in Northwest Ottawa County roll out a sort of “health welcome mat.”

“There are new places to explore all the time,” she said. “It’s the perfect place.”

Gallup surveyed thousands of Americans in 2012 and 2013, recording their physical and emotional health, as well as measuring job satisfaction and access to basic needs, for a comprehensive Well-Being Index. The Grand Haven/Holland area ranked 44th lowest in obesity (23.4 percent), 17th lowest in blood pressure issues (23.9 percent) and 37th lowest in poverty rate (11.3 percent.).

Joy Gaasch, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, said it’s a wonderful honor — especially since it follows the Wall Street Journal’s recent “healthiest in the nation” ranking.

“We’ve been named healthiest, happiest and safest,” she said. “We get an awful lot of recognition as a result of data collection that takes place in our community. We really need to celebrate these recognitions because they really make a difference when people are considering moving to our community.”

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NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION as surveyed by a comprehensive well-being index of physical health, emotional health, job satisfaction, and access to basic needs in addition to the Grand Haven/Holland area ranking 44th lowest in obesity (23.4 percent), 17th lowest in blood pressure issues (23.9 percent) and 37th lowest in poverty rate (11.3 percent.) Quite an example of diversity in our town, I must say.

This can only be true if access to these categories IS available for EVERYONE not just those pesky Caucasians in both towns. However, according to the Lakeshore Ethnic Indoctrination Alliance, this same area is allegedly filled with undertones of racism, hatred, bigotry, homophobia, and intolerance that are holding this community back from achieving great things.

You see readership, we are supposed to listen to the great intentions of a few manipulators and not by the “actual’ community results of everyday living in this great town. However, success brings jealous intolerance so, be prepared to be questioned and doubted as to why we are #1 because surely, it’s coming by the indoctrinators.

You would think the indoctrinators would be proud of this success coming from Gallup & Yahoo because it is inclusive to all whom live here, but then again, we the sheeple, are suppose to embrace their intentions and not their results. Likewise, they despise our town’s intentions because it brings great results.

Can you start to see the danger in allowing these liberal groups to spread like a tsunami through our communities, schools, politics, and Nation? Freedom is not free, nor is the continued success of your community that we all enjoy, so get off your arse and peacefully defend it with conviction and stand up to this indoctrinating nonsense that is going on right before your very eyes.

Congratulations to Grand Haven/Holland on this National success story. Job very well done.


Denny Chan
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
Holly Johnson
Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Donors
U of M
U of C at Irvine

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