Updated: Jan 4, 2019
Mirror mirror on the wall who is the healthiest of them all? HAWAII!
This is true wonderful news, and a surprise to be honest. Not that our precious state is not all that wonderful, but at times it feels like we still have a long way to go. According to CNN States were ranked from 1 to 50 (1 being the healthiest), based on health, environmental and socioeconomic data. Hawaii now ranks as the healthiest state in America, beating out Massachusetts to return to the top spot in a new report by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit division of UnitedHealth Group, which also owns the insurance company United Healthcare and Optum. The behaviors that we are choosing in our lifestyle; the community and environment where we live; the public policy that happens at a state level; and the clinical care that we receive when we go to the doctor and the hospital ultimately influence the outcomes around our health. A scientific advisory committee looks at each one of those measures and determines, based on scientific evidence, how much of an impact that measure has on the overall health of a population.The point is that now we have one more excuse to stay on Maui, even though at times buying fruits and vegetables are luxuries hahahaha.
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