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March 01. 2013 1:12PM

NH again makes list of healthiest states

The top 10 states in the new, Gallup-Healthways ranking: Hawaii, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Vermont, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Iowa and Massachusetts. Here are the bottom 10, listed from the lowest-ranking: West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma.

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