4Living in Hawaii is something many visitors think about. And if you just need another reason to visit Hawaii, here you go. Although not a part of the report, we think a natural extrapolation is that spending any amount of time here in Hawaii is beneficial for our visitors’ health as well. A Hawaii vacation, starting with cheap flights to Hawaii, may be just what the doctor ordered.
Hawaii has just been ranked second healthiest state in the annual United Health Foundation findings for 2017. Massachusetts ranked first. Health rankings for those living in Hawaii have been near the top of their national list since it was started 28 years ago. Healthy and active lifestyle opportunities and an overall good medical system are among the reasons stated in the study.
With relatively clean air and water, a lack of population density, great year round weather and typically less stress among other things, we concur with their findings.
Living in Hawaii | Health – Good and Bad
Hawaii’s health strengths include:
- Air quality
- Low percentage of uninsured
- Overall percentage of obesity
- Low percentage of smokers
- Infrequent avoidable hospitalizations
Our challenges are
- Alcohol abuse
- Low percentage of high school graduation
- High rate of low birth weights
- High rate of salmonella cases
- Low rate of immunizations
You can read the health ratings for Hawaii and other states.