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Constantly improving upon well-being is vital to a populations overall health and economy. For employers, well-being can also be a predictor of business outcomes, essentially affecting a companys economic potential. Recent data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index analyzes all 50 states, and based on five elements of well-being purpose, social, financial, community and physical have ranked states from best to worst for overall well-being. Here are the 10 states with the highest well-being scores:
With a score of 62.8, Texas comes in at No. 10 on the well-being index. As one of the elements of well-being, "purpose" measures how much a person likes doing what they do each day, with high motivation to achieve goals.