Hawaii Was Just Named The Healthiest State In The Country. Here’s Why.
There are plenty of studies out there trying to determine which state is the healthiest. Some look at physical health and longevity, but we think this focus only shows off a small piece of what makes a place “healthy” – there are tons of other factors involved! That’s why we were so happy to see the latest release of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index!
This study goes way beyond the typical “healthiest” lists and includes several other elements that truly do make for a healthier, happier community. Aside from physical health, the Well-Being Index also includes categories like “Purpose,” “Social,” Financial,” and “Community.”
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.