With health and wellness on everyone’s minds, the Roaring Fork Valley community is proud to receive frequent high marks when it comes to both.
From CNN.com to US News and Fox News, Pitkin County’s population’s commitment to healthy living shines bright, and the parts of Eagle and Garfield counties that fall within the rugged terrain of the Roaring Fork Valley are exceptionally healthy as well.
Of course, the environment in which we live matters just as much as personal dedication to a healthy lifestyle. In its recent ranking of healthiest U.S. communities, CNN.com notes environmental factors in the consideration set, including, “…air quality, drinking water safety, amount of land area covered by trees, and how many people lived within a half mile of a park.” US News awarded Pitkin County a 95.9 for environment.
In addition to the Roaring Fork Valley’s unmatched natural setting and unending athletic opportunities, the community enjoys a variety of health tools and support systems that empower population health. Community members can educate themselves on a wide swath of wellness topics through Aspen Valley Hospital’s classes and events and health fairs.
Wondering what the best dietary choices are for you and your lifestyle? AVH’s dietitian demos cover everything from race day nutrition to the benefits of a plant-based diet. Complement your daily activity with flavorful recipes and leading-edge advice on nutrition and nourishment.
The Roaring Fork Valley also has access to exceptional primary care making it easy for community members of all ages to stay on top of their wellbeing. All of these tools likely contributed to US News awarding Pitkin County a 90.9 for population health. While the recognition is important, Aspen Valley Hospital’s commitment to fostering the healthiest community in the nation is an ongoing one. Community members can sign up for customized content that caters to their specific health and wellness goals, ensuring a collective effort toward the healthiest future possible.
From Carbondale to Capital Peak, the Maroon Bells to Snowmass, the Roaring Fork Valley is proud to be one of the healthiest communities in the country – and we are committed to continuing our pursuit of leading the way in healthy living.