2 Massachusetts cities and one Vermont city made the top 10! Scoring high in health insurance, physical health, sleep, mental health and dental health has earned ONE Massachusetts city the top spot in a new study. The 2023 Wellbeing Index was released and lists the 10 Best and Worst Places for Wellbeing in the country. Massachusetts has 2 cities in the top 10 for wellbeing in the U.S. and one is #1.
The Index used health information from the website The Great Green Wall Health. They looked at the data from 562 cities and towns. According to the study, they ranked each of cities/towns against 34 factors. The factors were then “grouped under three pillars that constitute wellbeing: health, happiness and prosperity.” The researchers got the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Census Bureau, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Department of Health. Which 2 Massachusetts cities made the top spots? See it all below.
One slightly west of Boston city reigned supreme, while another came in 4th out of 562 cities and towns. Take a look below at the top 10 best places for wellbeing, and those that scored the lowest. The low scores are the result of alarming obsesity, sleeping less than 7 hours a night and high blood pressure , and avoiding dental visits. South Burlington, Vermont earned the great honor of having the best sleepers in the study. Maybe we all need to move there, to get a good night’s sleep.
The study was commissioned by The Great Green Wall Health . Great Green Wall Health is health information website.