The Worst 5 States for Seniors to Be Healthy

Gone are the days when going to the gym, staying active, and trying out healthy diets were just part of the norm, right? Wrong! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be our number one priority regardless of age. Seniors, especially, have to stay active and stay away from harmful foods or habits as the older we get the more likely we are for things to go sideways!

Different retirees in different states have different ideas of what it means to be healthy. In some cases, local and state governments don’t actively encourage them to work out and eat nutritious foods while giving up smoking or alcohol, either.

Keep in mind, adults over the age of 65 represent more than 15% of the total population in the U.S. while in 2020 that figure is likely to jump up to 20%.

We’ve already covered the best states for retirees in terms of health and healthcare, but today it’s time to take a peek at the worst states for seniors in America.

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  1. Some of the measures offered here are inconsequential. How many people smoke is no measure of whether you will smoke. The same is true of drinking alcohol or over-eating. What is critical is the quality of nursing homes or assisted living homes, quality and availability of medical facilities, affordability of being able to live there, crime rates (which are not addressed), availability of public transportation, senior recreational opportunities, etc. Many of these are simply not in this article. If they were, I think the scoring by state would be vastly different.

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