The Gallup-Healthways survey, recently published in the New York Times, consisted of over 177,000 interviews with individuals across the U.S. According to the NYT article, the analysis “goes beyond physical components to capture how Americans feel and experience the context of their daily lives. In addition to capturing aspects of physical health, the Well-Being Index examines Americans’ perceptions on topics that span individuals’ sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security and relationship to their community. These five interrelated elements are proven to directly influence quality of life, healthcare costs and workplace productivity.”

To those of us living, working, or vacationing in Hawai’i, it’s no surprise that Hawai’i holds such a distinction. We are fortunate to have access to pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant sunshine. A typical commute includes passing many of Hawaii’s natural elements including magnificent volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, and breaking surf. Add this to the many ways to stay active including everything from golf to hiking and countless water sports and it’s easy to see how time spent in Hawai’i, no matter how long or for pleasure or business, can be restorative and beneficial. At Luxury Big Island, we know this first-hand. Let us help you call Hawai’i home.