New Rankings Show Best and Worst States for Wellness 

July 27, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
New Rankings Show Best and Worst States for Wellness 

A new report released by a wellness company called Life Extension examines the best and worst states for wellness in the U.S.

According to the findings, California ranks number one for the best state, followed by Arizona and Florida, while Alabama ranks the worst, followed by Oklahoma and Louisiana. 

The Midwest was the only area that did not retrieve a state score, while four out of five of the bottom-scoring states were located in the south. 


The District of Columbia ranked ninth for wellness overall, but did rank top for the percentage of land devoted to national parks. 



The scores were calculated based on health data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Google Trends and park data — what percentage of the state is covered by national parks. 

Alexa can be reached at [email protected]

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