You Won’t Believe How Long You’ll Live In New Jersey
There is a lot of stress being a resident of New Jersey, and there's no doubt it has to impact our health in some way.
Everywhere you turn, there is something else to be stressed about. If you're not worried about our crazy weather, then you're freaking out about construction along your daily route or traffic that will make you late for work.
Then when you get to work, every single report that you have on your desk is due yesterday, and you can't be late tonight because the kids have you booked like an Uber driver for the whole night.
And when you do catch your breath for a second, your kitchen table is covered with expensive bills that are due the day before those reports on your desk. You need a glass of wine in the worst way.
If all this sounds familiar to you, then you must be a New Jersey resident. So, just how many years is living in New Jersey taking off your life?
According to a recent report by USA Today, not as many years as you think. It turns out New Jersey's life expectancy is actually in the top 20 states in the nation, tying Florida for #19.
It seems to me that this fact is a real testament to our amazing health care providers here in the Garden State. We live in a high-pressure place, so our doctors must be taking good care of us.
By the way, the state with the highest life expectancy is Hawaii (what a shock, right?) at 80.7, and the lowest is Mississippi at 71.9 years.