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24/7 Wall St.: America's 10 Happiest States

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2. Colorado

Well-being index score: 69.7
Life expectancy: 79.9 years (9th highest)
Obesity: 18.7% (the lowest)
Median household income: $55,387 (15th highest)
Adult population with high school diploma or higher: 90.2% (15th highest)

Coloradans were among the most likely Americans to practice healthy behaviors, such as exercising regularly and eating fruits and vegetables. They were also among the least likely to smoke and among the most likely to report easy access to a safe place to exercise. Their healthy behavior appears to be paying off. Colorado was rated the best state for physical health in the United States, having some of the nation’s lowest rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. Colorado residents were also among the nation’s healthiest emotionally, and they had high evaluations of their own lives.


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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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