How Does Your State Rank in This Year's Well-Being Index?

Just add this to the list of reasons why you should totally move to Hawaii.

Every year for the past nine years, research giant Gallup and wellness provider Healthways have partnered up to gather data on the health and happiness of thousands of people living in each of the 50 states. And almost every year, one state has prevailed and taken the title of happiest and healthiest.

This year, the people behind the 2016 Gallup-Healthways State Well-Being Index interviewed more than 177,000 people on how they feel about their physical health, sense of community, financial security, social connections, and sense of purpose. The results: Hawaii took home the "Happiest and Healthiest State" title for the sixth time since the annual report was started.

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With low obesity rates and little daily stress (and, you know, a scenic backdrop and plenty o' sunlight), Hawaiians seem to be living their best lives — and the people of Alaska, South Dakota, Maine, and Colorado are all close behind. Read: You're going to want to consider moving — or at least traveling to — these healthy 'n' happy destinations ASAP.

And now, without further ado, here's a look at how the states stacked up in this year's State Well-Being Index:

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  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. South Dakota
  4. Maine
  5. Colorado
  6. Vermont
  7. Arizona
  8. Montana
  9. Minnesota
  10. Texas
  11. Florida
  12. Wyoming
  13. California
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Nebraska
  16. North Dakota
  17. Utah
  18. Idaho
  19. Iowa
  20. New Mexico
  21. Virginia
  22. New Hampshire
  23. Washington
  24. Oregon
  25. New Jersey
  26. North Carolina
  27. South Carolina
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Georgia
  30. Pennsylvania
  31. Maryland
  32. Kansas
  33. New York
  34. Nevada
  35. Connecticut
  36. Missouri
  37. Illinois
  38. Tennessee
  39. Michigan
  40. Delaware
  41. Mississippi
  42. Rhode Island
  43. Louisiana
  44. Alabama
  45. Ohio
  46. Arkansas
  47. Indiana
  48. Oklahoma
  49. Kentucky
  50. West Virginia

[h/t TODAY]

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