Wednesday, April 8, 2015

El Paso Ranks 5th Best in Nationwide Well-Being Index

The Sun City topped the nation in "purpose" and "physical" well-being in an recently published index. Overall, El Paso ranked 5th best in overall well-being for 2014.
El Paso ranked 5th best overall in a well-being ranking published by Gallup-Healthways. (www.well-beingindex.com)

The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the 100 largest metros in the country in five different categories of well-being, including purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. El Paso ranked number one in two of the categories, purpose and physical well-being.

"El Paso is the only community with the highest well-being in more than one element," according to the report.

The categories are described this way in the Index: Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals; Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life; Financial: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security; Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community; and Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.

El Paso's lowest rankings were in the Financial (#63) and Social (#57) categories. The city ranked 23rd in Community well-being.

The only other Texas community in the top ten was Austin/Round Rock which ranked 6th best overall.

Gallup and Healthways have teamed up since 2008 to create the Well-Being Index. It is self-described as "the most proven, mature and comprehensive measure of well-being in the world."

Well-Being Index website: www.well-beingindex.com

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