The Healthy Habit Index The Very Best (And Bottom) 10 Healthiest States

 

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Seven of our top 10 most active states were Western states. Methodology Statement. Altogether, we looked at six elements to determine our healthy habit index, including four dietary elements (calories, sodium, fiber and sugar) and two workout elements (number of. The West Moves The Most: Seven of our top 10 most active states were Western states.

Methodology Statement: Altogether, we looked at six elements to determine our healthy habit index, including four dietary elements (calories, sodium, fiber and sugar) and two workout elements (number of workouts and workout length). As part of its 2019 Best States rankings, U.S. News evaluated states on public health, looking at factors including obesity rate, smoking rate and mental health.

All. The Aloha State once again takes over the No. 1 spot on the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index states to be included in the top 10 every year. habits are all near the bottom of. The top 10 happiest and healthiest states in the US. Published Fri, But with even the highest states reaching Well-Being Index scores of only mid-60s out of 100, Witters says “there is.

Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation that looks at the healthy and not-so-healthy habits of people across the United States. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest. North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa were all among the top 10 states.

States in the Southeast accounted for seven of the 10 states. The 10 Most Health-Conscious Countries On World Health Day and every day, health is at the forefront for these nations. By Megan Trimble, Digital News Editor April 5, 2018. Factors including outdoor activities and exercise, high-quality health care and healthy diets are just a few of the things that contribute to these nations’ healthier lifestyles and higher life expectancies. The top 10 healthiest countries according to the Bloomberg Global Health Index are listed below in the order they were ranked.

Spain; Italy.

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Different Results Require Being Different A 2016 study found that only 2.7% of Americans matched four healthy lifestyle characteristics (non-smoking, healthy body fat percentage, active lifestyle, and healthy diet).

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Based on this outcome index, the United States is ranked seventh out of the 12 national health systems under comparison, the same point as the U.S. ranking in Table 1-3.

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These data indicate that SFAs accounted for 54% of saturated fats in both Hawaii and California and that PUFAs accounted for 58% of unsaturated fats in Hawaii and 52% in California.

“Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk” by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Diet and Health
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by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, et. al.
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A 2007 study carried out by Forbes indicated that southern cities accounted for 5 of the 10 most obese U.S. cities, and 10 of the 20 most obese.

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American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 (Suppl.

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A systematic review and meta-analysis showed that a combination of at least 4 of the following healthy lifestyle habits: low-moderate consumption of alcohol; not being overweight or obese, not smoking; healthy diet; and regular physical exercise was associated with a reduction of all-cause mortality risk by ≥66% [105].

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Results from in-person interviews conducted in Portland suggest these gains stem more from improved mental rather than physical health, as can be seen in the second and third rows in column (4) (the health variables in the Portland sample are indices ranging from 0 to 100).

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For the general U.S. population, the prevalence of a healthy lifestyle defined by the four criteria above is 3%.

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Of particular note is that tobacco use is at the top of the list, representing 18.1% of total deaths, and that poor diet and physical inactivity is at second position at 16.6%, with a strong likelihood of overtaking tobacco as the leading behavioral cause.17

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exercise, and quality of life, Schuster et al. (2012) found health disparities across most outcomes among 5th graders in three urban cities (i.e., Birmingham, Houston, and Los Angeles).

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  • Great piece, Dave. Had a heated argument with my GP who was very strident that I should go on a statin. I repeatedly mentioned my HDL/Trig ratio and he told me to “put Triglycerides aside for one moment because the ‘bad’ cholesterol….” at which point point I lost my rag and told him that his advice was always welcomed but the decision is, ultimately, mine. Sometimes it’s just such a struggle to resist being pidgeon-holed.
    Keep up the great work.

  • Consumerism is partly to blame for our bad health and habits. Geezus cartoons promoting cigarettes, Dr Pepper being glamorized.

    lol at Mississippi’s chart btw they’re not even trying haha.

    And poor mr mappy, mrs mappy might not be entirely faithful

  • How can black coffee increase Trigs?? Regular black coffee with no cream or any sugar makes no sense increasing Trigs. There has to be another factor.

  • Im from mississippi and i totslly agree with this dude. My dad had high blood pressure. Even though my family quit smoking, well my mom since my dad never smoked. I saw how deadly the side effects of quitting smoking. It is just horrific

  • DONT TAKE A BREAK FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!
    I lost 70 pounds, doing great, took said “break”, and got back into old habits!
    30 pounds and 9 months later, back on the downtrend.

  • We really need Leadership in Washington—! We can see that these Leaders in Washington are all in the Mob and have completely ruined our Country—These Mafia people are our President, Congress, everyone working in the Government, and most everyone with jobs—We need new Leadership people, —The Democrats used to be about helping the average Americans, then the American Mafia came along and no one is interested in anything except their own selfish interests!!Both Democrats and Republicans have gone to the dogs, and bringing our Country down with them!!!

  • I hope the air pollution keeps getting better in California, it’s not uncommon to find that the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

  • Now onto my search for the place in Ohio I can move to with the least amount of smoking. I have a belief, call it a hunch, that will also be the place where the cops are the least corrupt and sadistic.

  • So, I guess I’m a hyper responder? After going on the diet and losing 45lbs my cholesterol (ldl mostly) spiked a lot. HDL low and triglycerides low. I’m confused. My dr wanted to put me on meds and I said no way. I’m improving in every other aspect so there’s no way I’m stopping now. I feel TONS better. Headache migraine improving (rare now), arthritis (cut my meds by 2/3), fibromyalgia pretty much gone, GERD improved 80%, anxiety lessened 80%, panic attacks pretty much stopped. Stopped many of the medications I was on before.

  • The most states are smoking inside the bars, and restaurants. In Fort Wayne, Indiana was first smoking banned in June 1, 2007. Can you update the most smoke free in states?

  • I am surprised that Oregon wasn’t on the list. I wonder where Oregon was placed on the rankings, hmm….

    At least Washington made it in the list, though

  • I see you are from southern California, but you now live in Raleigh. I am originally from Murfreesboro in Hertford County in the Northeastern part of the state 30 minutes south of Franklin, VA and an hour from Greenville, NC and Norfolk, VA. Murfreesboro, NC is home to the Brady Jeffcoat Museum, Chowan University and the Watermelon Festival. I wonder if you have been there or heard of the town before look it up. And also have you ever been to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks, home to the largest sand dunes on the East Coast? Amazing

  • @Nick Johnson Yes, HIGH humidity!!! It is not bad that it is hot,but if it is so humid you can’t breath and sweat like a pig just sitting, it is bad! That is why I go to an air conditioned gym here in Tampa during the summer, my weight is almost perfect. Again 90 degrees and 95% humidity does not inspire one run 5 miles! Now 90 degrees and dry with a little breeze, yeah, maybe.

    Love your channel, thanks for upload!!! You are hilarious.

  • I’m glad Fl is not the least healthy state. It’s not healthy either I would say average. And one more thing stop hurting Mrs mappy’s feelings ��

  • Interesting, I came back with high Hdl, low ldl, and fairly high triglycerides (although I wasn’t fasted, ate lunch 2 hours prior).

  • Hi! The observation about sudden lowering of hdl being an indicator to cancer could also correlate to acute health affections? I had a drop from 71 to 52 and I was literally sick from toxoplasmosis when I took the last blood test. It seemed prety intense to me. Could it have happened due to being sick? There was christmas in between… ��‍♀️

  • The typical doctor, who subscribes to the conventional wisdom, when confronted by the breadth and cogency of the work that Dave Feldman has done, should be embarrassed. Despite not being a medical professional, Dave Feldman, as a software engineer, brings more clarity to the issue of lipidology than most doctors bring to the public concerning that topic. Thank you Mr. Feldman for all the great work you do. You are proof positive that some of the most substantive changes take place when outsiders to a particular issue get involved in the conversation. I would rather listen to you, and another engineer, Ivor Cummins, more than most of the doctors that surround me men and women who still seem intent on adhering to the same old dogma that they were indoctrinated with decades ago.

  • When I cheat on carbs my arthritis/gout returns with a vengeance. No blood tests needed. I am not overweight and I am very active t 69. Under 20 grams carbs and I am well.but when I fall off the wagon one day it’s big time. Maybe 200 grams…pasta and bread!!!!

  • Hawaii?? Sorry, I have never seen so so so many obese people at one place. (never seen such big anywhere in the world no offense) People there do not do exercise just a very few. Healthy food very expensive and not much choice.

  • Mappy is awesome. I was having a bad day and he cheered me up. I hope he visits Michigan again soon. P.S. please do a video on states with most history in it. I love history. Be nice to know for future road trips. Thanks Nick!

  • Poor people tend to eat junk food as it’s cheap.
    So probably very few if any poor states.
    Junk food / fast food in Europe is expensive.

  • Poor people tend to eat junk food as it’s cheap.
    So probably very few if any poor states.
    Junk food / fast food in Europe is expensive.

  • Why is it that all of the healthiest countries on your world map also have considerably lower life expectancy, and vice versa? Like I’m actually curious how that works. Because I’m pretty sure healthy people don’t die of natural causes at a young age

  • The more people who are unhealthy, the more the medical complex and big pharma make. That’s the dangerous thing about universal healthcare. It’s a sure way to finish off this country and kill people.

  • Glad he mentioned the possible glucose sparing in Lean Mass Hyper Responders. I fit the profile and my GP freaked out, afraid I’ll keel over any minute.

  • I live in Kentucky and there are laws prohibiting people from smoking inside. It’s a city by city thing though. Where I live (Louisville), the largest city in KY, and Lexington, 2nd largest city in KY, you can’t smoke inside. Now go out in the country, especially in Eastern KY and that changes a lot. But more places prohibit smoking inside than allow it. Kentucky is also about to pass a law which raises the age to purchase cigarettes from 16-21.

  • San Diego has the best Mexican food I’ve ever had, but the best place in town, Las Quattro Milpas, has scratch, old school Mexican food. It’s fatty and full of lard, but it’s REAL food, not something made with chemicals! And the people in line there were not fat for the most part and San Diego is not a fat city.

  • The more people who are unhealthy, the more the medical complex and big pharma make. That’s the dangerous thing about universal healthcare. It’s a sure way to finish off this country and kill people.

  • 20 seconds in, i know Colorado will be numero uno. We’re so ludicrously healthy.
    … 10 minutes later… oops, crap, only number 2…drat you Hawaii… obviously need to slip mappy a bribe next year

  • Hawaii?? Sorry, I have never seen so so so many obese people at one place. (never seen such big anywhere in the world no offense) People there do not do exercise just a very few. Healthy food very expensive and not much choice.

  • I think you’ve got the wrong movie. ‘The NeverEnding Story’ didn’t have a flying bike. It was ‘ET: The Extra-Terrestrial’! �� Anyway, I like your videos Nick. They’re very insightful.
    Hey, how about coming over to Aus and doing some critiques of Australian states? They also have their good and bad sides, and it’s always good to get views from an unbiased outsider.

  • Suggest a review of Dr. Paul Mason’s video clarifying the LDL, Pattern A vs Pattern B. I believe your test and qualifier indicators should include a determination of Pattern A and Pattern B, LDL charts.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUY_SDhxf4k

  • And if you thoroughly control your blood sugar then anything cholesterol probably doesn’t matter in any case.. It is mostly inflammation that causes artery walls to be permeable to plaque. Keep BS under tight control, and keep your K2 levels up (protects artery elastin) and you pretty much protect yourself from most lifestyle self inflicted diseases.

  • Most southern states are the most unhealthy because they have the most people living in poverty, therefore they don’t have well education and also eat fast food because it is cheap and they don’t know better.

  • Maybe that would explain why it’s so expensive to live in Hawaii. It’s expensive to stay well fit. No too shabby for a bunch of mayonnaise eaters. Plus, they have a lot more waves to shred and rocks to climb. Go Hawaii!

  • Thank You Nick Johnson for these videos you put on YouTube!!! These videos are VERY informational and educational!!!! I appreciate this!!! Please send some MORE!! ��������

  • I work with an ER doctor who used to be a NASA rocket scientist(smart man) He claims eating just meat and fat is all you need for your body. All he eats is meat and he’s almost 70 with a six pack and jacked more then most high school football players. It’s crazy to see someone who only eats beef and eggs at an age like that being so in shape. I feel better eating mostly meat then eating all these tasteless veggies. Say what you want, I’m just giving my opinion based on what I’ve tried and I’ll say, I’ve eaten lots of plant based diets and I feel the best eating organic beef/eggs then when I was on a mostly plant based diet. I’ve come to realize that a high fat,.mostly meat diet gives me the most energy at work, and I’m on my feet for 12 hour shifts at work in a busy Emergency Room.

  • damn what’s a girl to do???I love my ciggies Nick,but I tend to be a liberal….This has really confused me!Smoke or vote for Trump?I shall remain in Oregon as a closeted smoker……

  • We really need Leadership in Washington—! We can see that these Leaders in Washington are all in the Mob and have completely ruined our Country—These Mafia people are our President, Congress, everyone working in the Government, and most everyone with jobs—We need new Leadership people, —The Democrats used to be about helping the average Americans, then the American Mafia came along and no one is interested in anything except their own selfish interests!!Both Democrats and Republicans have gone to the dogs, and bringing our Country down with them!!!

  • No surprise about Florida or Georgia lol! �� I take care of myself even though I’m not skinny like I was as kid, teenager or early adulthood lol! �� I’m 24 I’m now finally back to normal weight which I wasn’t overweight before but still could be considered it! ��

  • No Indiana. Don’t even need to watch to confirm. Our Wal-Marts won’t even let you in if you’re of average weight. The automatic sliding doors have become so attuned to the morbidly obese that ‘healthy’ folk don’t even trigger the sensors anymore. If the arterial plaque doesn’t get us, the black lung will. Smoking rates here versus the rest of the country must be awful. Bottom five somewhere, I would bet.

  • As much as I love your videos I got so triggered at some of the points you brought up for my beautiful state of Oklahoma. Schools in Oklahoma sorta like Texas have good athletic programs such as Football, Basketball, and Baseball so I wouldn’t say that they don’t exercise anyway I enjoyed the video

  • This is the least surprising list ever. Whenever I visit the south it shocks me the lack of awareness or care about their own health.

  • Yep, I knew Oklahoma was on the list! Lots of fast food restaurants and barely enough sidewalks to use for exercising. They can’t even afford to fix the streets! Moving away resulted in me eating healthier food, more exercise and weight loss.

  • I’m going to guess that at the top of the list will include Massachusetts, Hawaii, and maybe New York. I would say my home state of California, but honestly I see a lot of fat people here too and there are a lot of smokers and well for the smokers part, I’m pretty sure of the reason why.

  • I’ve lived with type 1 for over 58 years (and yes, have my medals), the best thing a doctor (GP) ever told me was “YOU, have to want to get into control.” I went to this dr. in a small town for a health check for a job and he gave me my first A1c, which I’m sure was pretty high, back in the mid 1980’s. If he had said…..I want you to get in control, that never would have worked for me as it never had in the past. That began my journey to much better control.

  • I’ve lived with type 1 for over 58 years (and yes, have my medals), the best thing a doctor (GP) ever told me was “YOU, have to want to get into control.” I went to this dr. in a small town for a health check for a job and he gave me my first A1c, which I’m sure was pretty high, back in the mid 1980’s. If he had said…..I want you to get in control, that never would have worked for me as it never had in the past. That began my journey to much better control.

  • damn what’s a girl to do???I love my ciggies Nick,but I tend to be a liberal….This has really confused me!Smoke or vote for Trump?I shall remain in Oregon as a closeted smoker……

  • Mappy is awesome. I was having a bad day and he cheered me up. I hope he visits Michigan again soon. P.S. please do a video on states with most history in it. I love history. Be nice to know for future road trips. Thanks Nick!

  • Maybe that would explain why it’s so expensive to live in Hawaii. It’s expensive to stay well fit. No too shabby for a bunch of mayonnaise eaters. Plus, they have a lot more waves to shred and rocks to climb. Go Hawaii!

  • I’d love to see your data on those with familial hypercholesterolemia to see what keto does for them. I think this may be an unethical experiment since these patients have LDLs in the 300’s. Maybe a disclaimer would be appropriate so those who are taking your word are increasing his or her risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • TG/HDL is not very useful to draw conclusions from. For you to be at high risk using that metric you need to have high cholesterol at baseline > 200mg/dl. If you have low cholesterol TG/HDL does not imply high risk! I suspect there is a threshold at which triglycerides starts ramping up artery disease some where over 150 mg/dl
    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/01.cir.92.6.1430

  • Why don’t people realize that you don’t make these things up and that your only source for the information yu provide are the best statistics or valid statistics you can find regardless of what they see or how the live in the places you mention.

  • Ok Nick,you are killing me. Louisiana, once against is at the bottom of the barrel. I say you me and Mappy just burn Louisiana down but keep Mardi Gras and New Orleans. That state just sucks. Love you btw.

  • I live in Louisiana and I’m the healthiest I have ever been. Okay, blame it on my 2015 hit and run car accident. 8 months of relearning to walk again helps! It made me realize I need to take better care of myself.