Feeling fit or ready for a nap? Why not both! Healthy bodies and healthy minds lead to happier lives so hopefully, you've found your routine or are on the way. If you live in Washington State, you're already ahead of the curve, as a whole, we're kind of crushing it!

Washington State in Top Five for Health & Wellness 

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What's Included in Health and Wellness?

If you're late to the party, no worries. It's about creating a daily routine that focuses on yoga, meditation, nutrition, healthy eating, and exercise.  If you're baby stepping into this journey start working towards 10,000 steps a day for heart health and drinking a gallon of water as well to stay hydrated.

After several difficult years for physical health and mental well-being, an unprecedented number of Americans are choosing to live healthier lives through exercise, nutrition, self-care, mindfulness, and spending time in nature.

A New Study Shows Washington is the No. 4 Best State for Health and Wellness

By the numbers 82.2% of Washingtonians have exercised in the past month, also in the past month, 57% percent reported, "no poor mental health days" and rightfully so. 4.6% of the land is devoted to national parks plus we're number 16 when it comes to googling "meditation" and number 10 for "yoga".

Top 5 Best and the Worst States

  • The 5 Best States: California, Arizona, Florida, Washington, and Hawaii
  • The 5 Worst States: Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Iowa.

Stay tuned for an interview with Life Extension’s Michael A. Smith, MD, and his 5 tips to improve health and wellness

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RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.

See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.




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