IMPRESSIVE! See where New Jersey ranks in the healthiest state L

How healthy are we here in New Jersey? World Population Review’s latest study is out and you might be surprised where we end up here in New Jersey.

You’ve heard the phrase “I’m here for a good time, not long,” right? Well, what if you could be there for a good, long time? The wellness industry is projected to reach over $7 trillion by 2025, and that’s because we want a better quality of life and longevity.

I think COVID has made people look closely at the quality of their physical and mental health. We started running and exercising outdoors (because that was all we could do), and now that we’re done with the COVID binge eating, we’re more worried than ever about our diet.

To determine the healthiest conditions, they focused on overall healthy behavior, quality of health care, health policy, disease, and death from the disease.

The number one healthiest state is Vermont

LOOK: Check out America’s 50 Best Beach Towns

Every beach town has its pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best place to live. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, comparing US beach cities. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The towns had a population of 10,000 to 150,000 but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. We selected the top 50 from these rankings. Readers who live in California and Florida will not be surprised to learn that many of the cities featured here are in one of those two states.

Read on to see if your favorite beach town made it.

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Vermont is considered the healthiest state in the US because they have the lowest obesity rate of 26.6%. They also smoke very little.

I’ll jump straight to us here in the Garden State. We have the 8th healthiest state in the US! In fact, we did really well in the overweight, smoking and binge drinking categories.

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New Jersey has the fifth lowest poverty rate in the country at 9.5% and the second highest median household income at $81,740. This level of economic prosperity allows access to quality health care and components of a healthy lifestyle such as gym memberships and healthy eating.

The country’s least healthy states are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. These states have high obesity rates and excessive drinking, which means more cancer and heart disease.

You can read the full World Population Review report here.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in New Jersey

Stacker has compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors, including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs and communities were included. Entries and images are from realtor.com.

The list has a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to walkable and public parks. Some areas have experienced rapid growth thanks to the arrival of new businesses, while others offer a glimpse into the region’s history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Read on to see if your hometown is on the list.

LOOK: Check out America’s 50 Best Beach Towns

Every beach town has its pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best place to live. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, comparing US beach cities. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The towns had a population of 10,000 to 150,000 but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. We selected the top 50 from these rankings. Readers who live in California and Florida will not be surprised to learn that many of the cities featured here are in one of those two states.

Read on to see if your favorite beach town made it.

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