For the second year in a row, Hawaii has earned the honor of “Healthiest State in America” by Health.com. The #1 rating is based on cancer rates, smoking rates and obesity rates. Health.com determined that Hawaii is the state with the lowest rate of preventable hospitalizations in the country. Also, Hawaii's binge drinking has declined by 15 percent.
According to the study, challenges in Hawaii include:
- High prevalence of binge drinking (although it has decreased 15%)
- High incidence of infectious disease
- Low immunization coverage among children
With so many opportunities to be active in Hawaii, it's no surprise that Hawaii received this rating. Whether you want to hike, swim, surf or run; there is plenty of beauty to see along the way, all year round!
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