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Between 2010 and 2012, 3.6% fewer residents reported that they smoked and 5.6% more residents reported doing regular exercise, Gallup found. The project has had an impact on emotional health as well, with 4.2% fewer beach cities residents reporting feeling sad than in 2010, according to the research.
“It is moving the needle in the ways that are literally improving the well-being of thousands of residents within the beach cities,” said Dan Witters, principal at Gallup. “They are seeing their lives a lot differently today than they were two years ago.”