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Hawaii Ranked Second Healthiest State In 2012

One man outrigger canoe paddling.

According to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings, Hawaii ranked second as the healthiest state in 2012, just behind Vermont. This is an improvement from ranking third in 2011. Hawaii has ranked in the Top 6 states every year of the index. The strengths that propelled the state into the number two spot are low prevalence of obesity, low prevalence of smoking, and low rate of preventable hospitalizations.

This can probably be attributed to Hawaii’s beautiful weather which encourages people to take on all kinds of outdoor activities that leads to a healthier lifestyle. Living in Hawaii means having the privilege of enjoying gorgeous beaches, warm ocean water, luscious trails, waterfall hikes, and the many outdoor sports and recreations it has to offer. It’s no wonder so many people dream of moving to Hawaii.

Visit America’s Health Rankings to view the complete report.

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