5 Healthiest States

@Fishmomma (11617)
United States
December 16, 2016 2:58am CST
I think the recent report by United Heath Foundation a not for profit is interesting. They look at what people are eating, health issues like weight, heart troubles and whether people smoke to see which states are doing well. Of course they also look at unemployment and number of deaths that might have been prevented by getting enough to eat of foods considered good aka fruit, vegetables and other foods that are considered healthy. This won't be a surprise, as Hawaii has been considered the healthiest for the last 5 years and I wouldn't be surprised to see this continue. The next states are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota and Vermont. The only thing I know is California wasn't in the bottom 6; however, we all know its not doing well with the high number of people with heart problems and fast food. What do you think of the results? Would you agree that these states are healthy?
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 16
I have checked the "World List" and I see that the healthiest country is Iceland, followed by Singapore and Sweden. Switzerland is 19, my native country (Italy) is number 20, United States 28. The worst of all Central African Republic.
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@Fishmomma (11617)
• United States
16 Dec 16
I thought Italy would be ahead of the United States by a little bit. My Dad's Family use to feed me so much food, as they thought I was to thin and needed to weigh more. It brings back memories of so many dishes one after another. I'm still amazed I didn't gain 100's of pounds. I still love homemade pasta! Iceland and Singapore didn't surprise me as had heard about them on the Food Channel. Several of the chefs talk about both countries and the healthy dishes. I didn't know about Sweden and will have to look at dishes. Thanks for the information.
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 16
@Fishmomma Well, this the report is not only based on food, there are at least 20 other parameters to declare the "health" of a country, such as, stability, homeless, wages and so on. Italians are not fat at all. In the south more than in the north. We northern eat very little pasta.
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@Fishmomma (11617)
• United States
16 Dec 16
@LadyDuck I know they aren't fat; however, I always heard pasta would make me heavy as a child. There were a couple teenage years I avoided eating pasta hearing other family members tell me I would get fat. Actually, now looking back on it relatives should never tell kids certain foods would make them heavy.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
16 Dec 16
Since I live right next to Connecticut and Massachusetts, I'm not sure why my state isn't also healthy.
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@Fishmomma (11617)
• United States
16 Dec 16
Your state is very likely the next state, as I probably should have listed the top 10. Several states I think would be in the top 10 have high scores on education with students graduating and getting jobs, pollution isn't bad and don't have bumper to bumper traffic and have a low crime rate. Several states have worked hard to improve tests scores of students, offer meals that are healthier for school lunches, hire more teachers and make the streets safer.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
17 Dec
@Fishmomma I think we do very well with everything except maybe crime rate. Our state capitol, Providence, has had quite a bit of crime lately because of all the nightclubs. The rest of the state seems to be doing really well, however. So I can't complain.