5. South Carolina
Low high school graduation rates, high occurrence of violent crimes and obesity (30.6 percent of the population generated$1,234 million in annual expenses) are all factors that have earned South Carolina its place in the top five list.
This is where nurture versus nature kicks in. Even though you may live in a sick state you can be part of the solution, not the problem. Each state has a website courtesy of their state health department that provides educational tips on how residents can improve their health including managing obesity levels. Not only can healthy weight lose improve state ranking but the process can help consumers save money on their health insurance. Although it will take a huge, communal effort, each state has the potential of becoming some of the healthiest in the nation.
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