Heathy Life Expectancy

Healthy life expectancy (HLE), the predicted future years of life spent in good health at age 65, is lowest in Mississippi (10.8 years) and highest in Hawaii (16.2 years). Females had the greatest HLE in every state and D.C., and it was greater for whites than blacks in almost all states. This report did not address the reasons for these disparities but noted that factors for healthy living include exercise, diet and other health-promoting activities.

PositiveTip: Move your health-promoting choices in the direction of the positive to increase your HLE!