on October 28, 2014 by in Golden News, Comments Off on A great place to be

A great place to be

Colorado ranked first in the country for the lowest obesity rate.

A study released by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation considered adult obesity rates by state and reported that every state had obesity rates above 20 percent. Colorado reported the lowest rate of 21.3 percent.

A recent study by WalletHub ranked Colorado as the fourth happiest state in the country. The study considered 26 key metrics including emotional health, income levels, and sports participation rates. The top three happiest states in order were Utah, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Outside magazine released a ranking of the 100 best companies to work, with 28 of those businesses located in Colorado. Four of the top 10 spots and half of the top 20 were Colorado companies. Sphero, a Boulder-based robotic toy manufacturer, ranked third, the highest spot of all Colorado companies. Also in the top 20 was GroundFloor Media (4th), Zen Planner (6th), New Belgium Brewing (7th), ReadyTalk (11th), Global Works (14th), RoundPegg (15th), Cloud 9 Living (16th), TDA_Boulder (18th), and Adaptive Sports Center (20th).

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