Ever wondered where are the healthiest people in the world? The Bloomberg Global Health Index evaluated 163 countries and looked for the healthiest of them all. The study looked at variables such as life expectancy, causes of death, health risks, malnutrition, high blood pressure, tobacco use, availability of clean water and many others.
We list below the top five healthiest countries in the world, according to the Bloomberg Global Health Index. What is interesting to note is that some struggling economies such as Italy top others, more developed.
Australia takes the fifth place and it is easy to see why. People over there eat plenty of locally sourced food and do lots of sports.
On the fourth place comes Singapore, which is also one of the world’s most expensive places to live in. Although it is not necessarily known for its gyms or outdoor activities, it has a great food scene and affordable, good health care.
Switzerland comes in third, having the world’s best health care system. The Swiss also have one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
Iceland is next on the list, taking the second place. Icelanders are active and spend a lot of time outdoors. Moreover, their diet is based on fresh fish and seafood, all being rich in healthy fats.
The gold medal goes to Italy, where children born in the 90s are expected to leave into their eighties. The country’s victory can be attributed to good medical facilities and its dietary practices, rich in vegetables and olive oil.