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Valley scores low on well-being index

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Valley is near the bottom of a list ranking U.S. metropolitan areas on the basis of well-being.

Healthways, which describes itself as an independent provider of well-being improvement solutions, and management consulting firm Gallup, released it's latest Well-Being Index, which measures American's perceptions of their physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment and other factors.

The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman Metropolitan area ranks 175 out of 189 metro areas surveyed.

The Provo-Orem, Utah area is number one on the list.

The index score is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment, and basic access.

Here's how the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro area scored:

  • 63.3% Overall Wellness
  • 29.7% have a Body Mass Index score of 30 or higher
  • 48.0% report exercising for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week
  • 55.6% eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables four or more days per week
  • 25.6% smoke
  • 59.1% report experiencing a lot of stress the previous day
  • 12.1% say they do not have health insurance coverage

The ten communities with the highest well-being in the nation are:

  1. Provo-Orem, Utah
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
  6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  7. Naples-Marco Island, Florida
  8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
  10. Lincoln, Nebraska

Certain communities stand out for specific well-being achievements, as reported by their residents. Boulder for example has the nation's lowest obesity rate at 12.4%, making it the only community in the United States covered by the report that meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's stated goal of 15% obesity rate or lower.

Provo-Orem has the lowest self-reported smoking rate at 7.0%, while Honolulu has the best self-reported emotional health.

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