Very often people come to Hawaii for vacation, fall in love with these islands and then never want to leave. They go back home, pack their bags and move here without hesitation. It’s not surprising because Hawaii residents live longer than people in the rest of the country. Polls over the years have revealed that people in Hawaii are happier than people in other parts of the country. A study released last December showed that people in Hawaii are more satisfied with their lives second only to Louisiana. The readers of Recommend magazine have selected Hawaii as the sexiest romance and honeymoon destination in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade.
According to a recent Gallup-Healthways poll Hawaii residents had the highest well-being index in the nation pulling ahead of Utah and actually set a new record with a well-being score of 70.2. Utah and Montana are also among the top well-being states in the country sharing the same score of 68.3. The poll has been developed to provide the official measure of health and well-being. The goal of the poll is to collect and measure the daily pulse of the nation’s well-being. This is the second time in less than a year that Hawaii has topped the Gallup-Healthways well-being index.
There are lots of theories about why Hawaii is such a healthy place. One reason may be the state’s health care system. With nearly 90% of the populace given excellent health benefits patients naturally stay healthy and health providers have the money and motivation to innovate. Other more obvious reasons are; the excellent environment which lends itself to a more healthy lifestyle and the relatively low unemployment rate as compared to the rest of the nation.
So while you might be headed to Hawaii for your vacation you may end up liking it here even more than you expect and ya know what? That’s OK with us.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Feb 17, 2010