Residents of Boulder, Colorado know one thing for certain: living well comes naturally in this environment. The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index confirms it. With a well-being index score of 64.7, Boulder ranks No. 10 of 189 metropolitan statistical areas evaluated nationwide.
Tracked on a two-year rolling average, Boulder’s well-being rank has been one of the top communities in the Gallup-Healthways analysis since 2008. All of the top-five communities have placed on previous years' top 10 lists of highest well-being locales.
What constitutes well-being? There are five essential elements, according to Gallup-Healthways:
- Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
- Social: having supportive