A recent poll showed that Iowa is in the top 5 of the “happiest state to live in America in 2009”. This is based on Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The well-being score for each state is an average of 6 subcategories, including life evaluation; emotional health; work environment; physical health; healthy behavior; basic access( access to healthcare, a doctor,a safe place to exercise and walk, as well as community satisfaction).
The top 5 states and their average well-being scores (out of a possible 100 points):
It is understandable that people will be happy in Hawaii with all the beautiful beaches and the warm weather. But Montana? Minnesota? Iowa? Who did they interviewed, the snowmen?! I guess it is hard to complain if your teeth are chattering from the cold, and that can also be mistaken as if you’re grinning. O well, I’ll just shut up, bundle up and continue shoveling snow. And be happy.
Today marks my 1 month of blogging. Sa lahat ng nagtiyaga at naawang bumasa, maraming salamat po.