Feeling fit and fine in the Utah Valley
Monday, July 20, 2015
In 2014, Gallup announced that the Provo-Orem, Utah, region ranked number 1 in its U.S. Well-Being Index. Gallup measures and averages scores across areas, life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities, in order to compile its Well-Being Index.
The Gallup article points out that cities that end up with high rankings on the Well-Being Index can serve as examples for other communities. Provo-Orem’s ranking as most religious U.S. metro area is part of what places it so highly on the Well-Being Index.
In looking at the physical health of Utah’s residents, the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings places the state at number 6 in the nation.
Utah residents are healthy and have a great sense of well-being. Why do these things matter? Because healthy people who feel good make great students, employees, and community members. And that’s nothing to sneeze at.
Gallup’s 2014 Well-Being Index article: http://www.gallup.com/poll/167984/provo-orem-leads-communities.aspx
Gallup’s 2013 article on most religious U.S. metro areas: http://www.gallup.com/poll/161543/provo-orem-utah-religious-metro-area.aspx
Utah, America’s Health Rankings: http://www.americashealthrankings.org/UT