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Index Shows The Best States To Live

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out that most of us live in states with the highest well-being in the nation.

Well-Being Index scores the states, and the nation, on a scale of 0 to 100. The number is derived by averaging six categories, including life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.

Top 10 States in 2013

1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Nebraska 4. Minnesota 5. Montana 6. Vermont 7. Colorado 8. Hawaii 9. Washington 10. Iowa

Bottom 10 States

50. West Virginia 49. Kentucky 48. Mississippi 47. Alabama 46. Ohio 45. Arkansas 44. Tennessee 43. Missouri 42. Oklahoma 41. Louisiana

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