Happy and healthy employees contribute largely to a business’ success. As CEO, you may not have complete control over the atmosphere of the office. In fact, how many endorphins your employees have may depend on where the office is located.
The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index uncovered the cities where people are overall the happiest and healthiest.
The poll surveyed more than 300,000 Americans, asking questions about their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind, and communities.
Most of the happiest cities are out West and many of the unhappiest are in the South. Wealthier communities had a tendency to score higher while many of the bottom 10 are in troubled economic areas.
Work experience: an index measuring participants' perception on their work experience including job satisfaction, treatment, and office environment and interactions.
Physical health: an index measuring the participants' sick days, obesity, rest, health problems, energy, flu, colds, and headaches.
Emotional health: an index measuring the participants' daily experiences of smiling, happiness, laughing, sadness, anger, stress, and worry.
Life evaluation: a self-evaluation of one's current personal well being and expected personal well being in five years. Participants rated each on a zero to 10 scale.
Healthy behaviour: an index measuring lifestyle habits such as smoking, exercise frequency, diet, and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Basic access: an index measuring access to necessities such as medicine, affordable healthy food, doctors, health insurance, and safety.
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