Beneath the spindly palm trees on Santa Monica’s sunny streets, one thing is clear: this beachfront city doesn’t glow with good health – it positively dazzles. It’s not just that this California neighbourhood is home to the Original Muscle Beach. Evidence of its bright-eyed vitality hits you at every turn. A giant billboard spruiks the baffling prospect of the forthcoming “Vegan Oktoberfest.” Meanwhile, a nearby tanning salon offers organic spray-tans infused with antioxidants. Yes, Santa Monica takes its wellbeing extremely seriously.

Men’s Health Australia, January 2015

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