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Here's How Long You're Likely to Live in Every State

Best Life Logo By Chelsea Bengier of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: Everyone wants to know what the secret is to living a long and happy life. But as with all good things, there's no easy answer. This is especially true when you account for your own individual health, diet, activity level, and a bunch of other variables. However, one study from the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators found that it's not just your personal lifestyle that has a big impact, it's also where you live that can add years of your life—or shave some off.The comprehensive research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, focused on state-by-state mortality between 1990 and 2016. The findings showed that in some states, people can live up to seven years longer than they tend to in others. Interestingly, the Sun Belt and South are two regions where your life is more likely to be cut short. So, if you're considering a move—or just want a better quality and quantity of life—you might want to look for greener pastures. Read on to see each state's life expectancy, from longest to shortest. And if you'd like to learn more about how you can be happier and healthier, check out the 50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life.

Here's How Long You're Likely to Live in Every State

Everyone wants to know what the secret is to living a long and happy life. But as with all good things, there's no easy answer. This is especially true when you account for your own individual health, diet, activity level, and a bunch of other variables. However, one study from the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators found that it's not just your personal lifestyle that has a big impact, it's also where you live that can add years of your life—or shave some off.

The comprehensive research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, focused on state-by-state mortality between 1990 and 2016. The findings showed that in some states, people can live up to seven years longer than they tend to in others. Interestingly, the Sun Belt and South are two regions where your life is more likely to be cut short. So, if you're considering a move—or just want a better quality and quantity of life—you might want to look for greener pastures. Read on to see each state's life expectancy, from longest to shortest. And if you'd like to learn more about how you can be happier and healthier, check out the 50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life.

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