People in Colorado have one more thing to be excited about. According to a new poll we live in one of the happiest states in the nation.
To understand state well-being, the research group Gallup-Healthways looked at six different areas: life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, and basic access.
Scores range from 1 to 100, where 100 represents ideal well being. Colorado’s average was 69.7, making it the second happiest state in the country. The centennial state only falls behind Hawaii.
Even though Colorado was outranked on the happiness chart, our state did soar to the top physical health index, partly due to the state having the lowest percentage of obese residents in the U.S.
The poll didn't show any major bumps up or down between the 2011 and 2012.
West Virginia held its bottom spot with the lowest overall well-being.