When Gallup and Healthways started the Well-Being Index in 2008, Utah ruled. The Beehive State finished first. The index is an attempt to measure in categories from physical health, to access to quality care, work environment and how people feel about their lives. Fifty-five measures are evaluated, including whether people learn new and interesting things daily.
Then came 2009 and Utah fell to second. No big deal. Hawaii, the second place winner in ’08, had moved to No. 1.There are worse things in life than taking turns with Hawaii.