It's a lot of pressure to live in Colorado.

Everywhere I go, I'm forced to see dog walkers, hikers, bikers,skiers, runners, swimmers, mountain climbers and various otherpeople in athletic gear performing some sort of healthy activity.These are the kinds of people that make a person—namely one who mayor may not be more apt to stay at home watching television andeating a variety of junk food—feel bad about themselves if theydon't partake.

Not surprisingly (at least to me), Colorado residents scored thehighest on the physical health index, according to the annualGallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released this week—a rankingthat's partially a result of the state having the lowest percentageof obese residents in the country. Colorado is also ranked No. 2overall as the state where residents report the best sense ofoverall well-being behind only Hawaii.

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