来源：沪江听写酷 2012-01-03 10:20
Isle of Skye
Scottish Public Health Observatory
Dr. Tara Shivaji
Specialist Registrar in Public Health
National Health Service - Highland
Two years short of 80, Sally Parry is one of many elderly people living on the Isle of Skye safe in the knowledge that statistically they are among the healthiest people in the UK. She also benefits from good genes. Her mother, Stella lived to the ripe old age of 95. But long life isn't just hereditary. 2010 statistics from the Scottish Public Health Observatory indicate that people who reside in the Skye and Lochalsh areas live an average of four years longer than those in the rest of Scotland. They are also considerably less likely to suffer from cancer and respiratory, digestive and heart diseases than people in other parts of the UK. Dr. Tara Shivaji is a Specialist Registrar in Public Health for the National Health Service - Highland. "For Skye in particular there are two reasons why we see this healthy picture. The first is in the last few years there's been an influx into Skye of people of working age and recent retirees who've moved there to enjoy the outdoors and for lifestyle as well as economic reasons. And these people tend to be healthier than average. The other reason is there are parts of Skye that are wealthier than average, and we do know that people who are better off are better able to take on these healthy behaviors, getting outside, hill walking, swimming and so on."