For hundreds of years people have been debating nature versus nurture. The fact remains that environmental conditions can seriously impact your well-being, especially your health. Even the healthiest of the state’s residents pay the price for their unhealthy counterparts. Higher state health insurance rates or increased workloads (to cover the slack for your sick counter parts) become the burden off all who life in a sick state.
There are some states where you will feel the pain more strongly than others. Here’s a quick rundown of health statistics by state indicating the sickest states in the nation thanks to independent studies by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association, Partnership for Prevention and listed at America’s Health Rankings.