Bronx ranked as most unhealthy county in NY

A recent County Health Rankings and Roadmaps survey placed the Bronx as the most unhealthy county in New York.



The Bronx, which ranked 62nd in the state, has been the least healthy county for the last six years.



Officials, along with the borough president's office, are hoping a new social media movement called #not62 will change that.



Participating in the movement is easy. Residents just need to take a picture of their healthy lunch or favorite workout activity and post it on social media with the hashtag.



"We want grandma, the average Bronxite, to understand that she is part of the solution," says Charmaine Ruddock, of Bronx Health Reach. "We want everyone to understand that we are empowering them and encouraging them to live healthier lifestyles."


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."