Living the good life in New Hampshire
To think I spent 16 years living in the heart of Manhattan followed by 5 years in the North End of Boston before coming here. What I did discover was when I moved here on a small lake in Northwood surrounded by the sounds of loons and birds and a night sky that had stars in them which I hadn't seen for most of my life at that time. New Hampshire is 86% or so trees with 1300 lakes and ponds and 10,000 miles of rivers and streams. There are 40 4,000+ foot mountain peaks I am told--though I have only ventured The Mt Washington by car or the incredible narrow gauge Cog Railway and Mt Monadnock and Mt Major by foot. My Cholesterol dropped to normal levels all by themselves. My level of stress went to nothing. Afterall NYC and Boston advertising can add all kinds of stress. I was working 80 hours a week. Or I should say I was not having a life for 80 hours a week.
So it is by no surprise New Hampshire was ranked among the least stressed states in the country. It was determined by WalletHub looking at stress levels by comparing them across 41 key metrics. Those metrics considered personal bankruptcy rate, average hours worked per week, and the share of adults getting adequate sleep.
You add lake life into the mix and - oh what a difference. Everyday for me is waking up to nature really.
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