Colorado still least obese state, but slips to No. 10 overall in annual health ranking
DENVER -- Colorado is still the fittest state in the country, but other factors dropped the state to No. 10 for overall health, according to an annual report. America's Health Rankings from United Health Foundation ranked Colorado as the eighth healthiest state last year. While the state fared well in terms of a low percentage of people who are physically inactive (17.9 percent, best in the country) and had the lowest rate of diabetes per capita (6.8 percent), it scored poorly when it came to excessive drinking and drug-related deaths.