First Lady's District Last in Healthy Behavior

Results came from a recent Gallup index polling 436 districts

When it comes to residents with healthy behaviors, one Illinois district ranks last in the country, according to a recent well-being index.

And not just any district. First Lady Michelle Obama's former home.

A recent Gallup-Healthways survey assessing U.S. residents' health and well-being during 2010 ranked Illinois' 1st Congressional District No. 430 of 436 overall and last for "healthy behavior."

Illinois ranked 25, and Obama's former district ranked much higher in "emotional health" and "physical health" categories.

During her time as First Lady, Michelle Obama spurred an initiative called "Let's Move!" that tackles childhood obesity. Earlier this month, she oversaw a children's street hockey game at the White House with the Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as part of the program.

Gallup-Healthways interviewed at least 1,000 U.S. adults daily to get the year-long results. The survey was completed to "improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs."

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