Just how healthy is California?
Answer: Not as healthy as you might think
Californians tend to self-identify as healthy people, eating lots of veggies and shopping at the farmers’ market. Pictures of Californians show people who are typically well-sculpted, tan and doing physical, outdoor activities. So, why is it that California is ranked just 26th among the 50 states for health? (Vermont was No. 1 and Mississippi was No. 50.) Take a look at some of the 2010 indicators and how California ranked (the lower the number, the better the ranking), based on a study published by the United Health Foundation and funded by UnitedHealth Group.<style type="text/css"> </style>