We have loved Vero Beach for a lifetime, but we are especially proud that our quality of life is widely documented and recognized. Recently I posted the news about the outstanding air quality we enjoy, among the very best in the nation. Now we have learned that our beaches are among the cleanest also. No beaches in our county of Indian and also nearby St Lucie County had pollution levels above the federal standards, which is cleaner than most areas elsewhere in the state of Florida as well as the whole nation, according to a new study by the National Resources Defense Council. Clean, clean -- good to know.
Now for the happy news that Indian River County ranks #11 in the nation for the best body mass index. Even so, alas, we have a way to go with our current ranking. Indian River posted 25.51 on the scale while the number 1 ranking was earned with a body mass index score of 24.48. Let's all celebrate our achievement and work for an even better ranking next year! One more lap in the pool each day should do it.