DE PA R T M E N T: A PA R T M E N T S BY T HE NU MBE R S
Florida's Wellness Exam
2015 State Well-Being Rankings
FLORIDA ranks No. 12
in the U.S. in Well-Being.
The Gallup-Healthways well-being
Index includes more than 2.3 million
survey responses, capturing how
people feel about and experience
their daily lives. The data provide a
comprehensive view of well-being
across five elements: purpose, social,
financial, community and physical.
FLORIDA'S ANNUAL DIRECT COSTS
ATTRIBUTABLE TO SMOKING
Total Loss: $19.5 Billion
Productivity Loss: $4.4 Billion
Premature Death Loss: $7.9 Billion
Expenses: $7.2 Billion
Source: Penn State. Potential Costs and
Benefits of Smoking Cessation for Florida.
HEALTH BENEFITS FROM LIVING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
Adequate sunlight enables humans to manufacture vitamin D.
With healthy vitamin D levels:
Breast cancer risk is reduced by up to 83%.
Risk of heart attacks in men is reduced by up to 66%.
Risk of multiple sclerosis is reduced by up to 54%
Risk of bone fractures is reduced by up to 50%
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to depression
Seniors are 11 times more likely to have
depression with low vitamin D levels.
Up to 60% of people with fibromyalgia have low vitamin D.
levels can boost
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