For the third consecutive year, Naples and nearby communities Marco Island and Immokalee hold the No. 1 spot in the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being 2017 Community Rankings, released on March 13. The report measures how residents of 186 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose. Communities are uniquely positioned to promote well-being improvement by transforming policies and environment so that people move naturally, eat wisely, connect, and have the right outlook—all of which can lead to living longer, better. Not only is Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island the first community to rank No. 1 three years in a row, but it also is the first community to rank in the top two across all five elements of well-being. The Greater Naples area is actively engaged in the Blue Zones Project ( wellness initiative, with many area businesses, restaurants, and schools achieving Blue Zones Project approved status for maintaining healthy workplace initiatives, restaurant menus and more. For more information, visit
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