America’s 2014 health rankings released

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America’s 2014 health rankings have been released. Overall, the state of Missouri improved. It’s up three points from last year, landing at 36. The state of Kansas stayed steady at No. 27.

The report looks at statistics for smoking, inactivity and obesity. The report showed that quality of life in the United States could be threatened because of the rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity nationwide.

Obesity increased by seven percent. But a long-term look shows that there’s been considerable progress in heart health with life expectancy at its highest.

Hawaii is this healthiest state, while Mississippi came in at number 50.

See the full report here.