Colorado ranks sixth for brain health

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Colorado ranks sixth in the nation for “brain healthy” activities, according to the life’sDHA Index of Brain Health.

The organization evaluated the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 21 health indicators – diet, physical health, mental health and social well being.

Colorado ranked behind the District of Columbia, Maryland, Washington, Vermont and Connecticut. Louisiana and Alabama were ranked lowest on the list.

The Index indicates that residents of the top 10 brain-healthy states tend to eat more fish, consume a good amount of DHA omega-3 foods or supplements, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, watch their waistlines, avoid smoking, read for personal interest and put a high priority on education.

Colorado is the highest ranking, non-coastal state that consumes fish, according to the study.