Minnesota ranked third healthiest state
It is arguable that American adults are not exactly the healthiest. According to the CDC, 4 in 10 adults have two or more chronic diseases. Now some states have better numbers than others, however, according to Forbes Minnesota is ranked as 3rd healthiest state in the USA. They considered data spanning three key categories: disease prevalence, mortality rate, substance abuse, and lifestyle habits and health outlook. So why does Minnesota rank so high?
“Minnesota on average has a much higher than average level of physical activity. We have some of the best bicycle trails in the country. We have great hiking trails, walking trails, all of these things we score really highly on and that’s not even getting into other activities. The snow sports, the skiing, the snowshoeing and heck, even the shoveling,” says Dr. Dylan Wyatt.
In addition to physical activity, what also makes Minnesota such a healthy place to live?
“In Minnesota we have a very strong agricultural community that allows us access to pretty much fresh grown fruits and vegetables right in our back door. And there’s a lot of great community programs throughout the state that are designed to get those fruits and vegetables,” continues Wyatt.
We exercise, and have good food, but is there more to the story?
“That sense of community, it’s truly one of the reasons why my wife and I wanted to move back here, why we’re raising our family here,” finishes Wyatt.
And for those curious the Top 5 Healthiest states according to Forbes are as follows:
Do you agree with Forbes, is Minnesota a healthy state?
To read Forbes article, click here: https://www.forbes.com/advisor/life-insurance/states-ranked-least-healthy-populations/