Greater Peoria is the healthiest large metro in Illinois according to the Gallup-Healthways 2012 Well-Being Index. The report looks at six categories of well-being including emotional and physical health, work environments and access to healthcare. Greater Peoria outranks the Quad Cities, St. Louis, Chicago/Naperville/Joliet and Rockford MSA’s. The Peoria MSA also ranks in the top third nationwide. Of the largest 189 MSA’s in the country, Greater Peoria comes in at 62 which is up 113 spots from 2011.