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Drunkest Community in RI

Sunday, December 06, 2015


Which town in RI gets the most drunk? A new study evaluated numbers like the percentage of adults that are binge drinker and the percent that die in alcohol related deaths. 

We love our restaurants and bars, but there is a downside. Over a 30-day period, more than 20% report drinking to excess.

The data crunched by Wall Street 24/7 finds the the Providence DMA is the drunkest. 

Here are the numbers from Wall Street 24/7

Rhode Island
> Drunkest city: Providence-Warwick
> Pct of MSA adults binge or heavy drinking: 20.4%
> Pct. of state adults binge or heavy drinking: 19.4%
> Pct of driving deaths alcohol related: 30.2%

Providence-Warwick is the only metropolitan area in Rhode Island. Despite claiming the highest excessive drinking rate in Rhode Island by default, Providence-Warwick could be a contender for any state’s heaviest drinking city. Over a 30-day period, 20.4% of area men and women report excessive drinking — 5.4 percentage points more than in the rest of the country. Alcohol-related driving fatalities are far less common in the Providence area than across Rhode Island, where 41.4% of fatal car accidents are tied to alcohol consumption, the fourth highest proportion compared to all states.


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MapMyRun is the number one selling running app for a reason:  it is easy to use, offers community support if you want it, and tracks and stores your exact routes for you.  If you are training for a race or a serious runner, users say that the extra perks in the upgraded paid version are well worth it. 

Made for iPhone, Android and Blackberry 

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MyFitnessPal seems to be the clear favorite amongst everyone polled.  It is helpful not only for the fitness tracking aspect, but everyone polled mentioned how much they loved the food/diet aspect as well. From carb counting for diabetics to recipe ideas to complement your fitness goals, users love this app. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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JeFit is another fitness app that has rave reviews.  It not only tracks progress for you, but offers a huge database of workouts.  While many apps offer community support, JeFit allows you to sync workouts with friends who use the app, offering a (real) virtual buddy system.

Made for iPhone and Android

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Strava gets the highest mark of all the cycling apps.  While it is also great for runners, the cyclers seem particularly inclined towards the fierce competition that can be ignited by this app.  You can track all of your rides via GPS, then you can compare your efforts to those logged by others in the community on the same stretch of road.  You can also join ongoing challenges that can net you great prizes (in addition to bragging rights). 

Made for iPhone and Android

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YogaStudio gets the top vote for Yoga apps.  It has a lengthy collection of full class-length videos available at your fingertips.  Unlike many other apps, this one also allows you to customize your own video yoga class.  All of the poses are done by qualified yoga instructors, and you can find classes suitable for all levels of yogis.

Made for iPhone only

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SimplyBeing meditation app offers the best of both worlds.  You can choose to run this app as a background for your meditation with soothing music or natural sounds that run for a set amount of time.  Conversely, for those of you who have trouble focusing during meditation, you can choose a soothing voice-guided meditation. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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Fooducate is an app all about educating people so that they make healthier food choices.  Although not perfect, this app is easy to use (you can even take pictures of bar codes to instantly find foods in their database).  It gives food a letter grade, tells you the pluses and minuses, and gives you better ranked alternatives.  You can also use it as a weight loss tool by tracking your daily calories. 

Made for iPhone and Android


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