Hawaii Average Life Expectancy is Higher Than US Mainland

April 14, 2017

Having trouble deciding what state you want to live in permanently? Some Maui real estate buyers are in the market for a second home, which they use seasonally, others purchase strictly for investment purposes, but some never want to leave. These are the ones that put down roots, buy a Maui home, and spend their lives enjoying the many charms the island has to offer. According to a new study by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, being in the Aloha State could help extend that life, which is a benefit you may want to add to the list.

According to the study, Hawaii life expectancy at birth in the year 2010 was 82.4 years, which is 3.7 years longer than the US national average, where the life expectancy is 78.7. Of course, these are just averages, and there are plenty of strategies that we can use to help increase our odds of a longer life. Things like exercise, a healthy diet, a clean environment, and a low-stress lifestyle are among the top factors that we have some measure of control over, as opposed to genetics. Fortunately, Maui is an ideal place for a healthy lifestyle on all these counts.

The study was published as an article in the Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine and Public Health in January of 2017, titled, “Life Expectancies in Hawaiʻi: A Multi-ethnic Analysis of 2010 Life Tables.” Their research revealed a dramatic rise in life expectancy at birth from 69.5 years in 1950 to 82.4 years in 2010. In addition, they discovered that life expectancy was 80.6 for Hawaiian-dwelling Caucasians, while the ones living on the US Mainland had a life expectancy of 78.9. True, it’s just a couple of years, but a couple of years can mean an awful lot.

Living in Hawaii isn’t without its challenges, of course, one of which is earning a good solid income, but self-starters tend to thrive in our island economy. Luckily, the best things on Maui are free, if you love the clean air, the breathtaking ocean, the relaxed pace of life, and the endless opportunities for a physically active lifestyle.

If your primary challenge is finding the right real estate to meet your needs and preferences, we would be happy to help you. There are plenty of opportunities for a good buy in our current market. Having expert help can make all the difference. If you need us, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

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