A new study conducted by money.co.uk has found the healthiest cities in the World, the experts evaluated every city based on various factors. Data is collected and checked according to the life expectancy of people, financial cost on health, air pollution, obesity rates, crime rate as well as the sunlight hours to determine which one offers the most wholesome lifestyle.
The study, however, did not take into account COVID-19-related cases.
Spain was ranked as the healthiest country in the world. One of the factors was the Mediterranean diet which is rich in omega-3, fats, and protein. In addition, it’s social meal times and walking as a mode of transportation.
On the other side of the spectrum, the US was ranked among the least healthy countries on earth. The country’s obesity ratings rank it in 153rd place out of 166 nations, which reduces the average life expectancy.
The most prevalent difference between countries like Spain and Japan to the US is the relationship towards food,” the study says. Many of the healthiest countries on our list have more respect for food. In addition, treat meal times as an opportunity to build a more social and welcoming environment.
These cultural differences hugely determine if a country leads a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle.”
Here is the list of the healthiest cities in the world
Valencia – Top Place Healthiest Cities in the World
The city is known as the home of science and culture, Valencia is the healthiest city on Earth according to new research.
The Spanish city is blessed with a heavenly environment and a relaxed lifestyle. Moreover, its famous paella dish shines as one of the reasons for health and wellness. It offers a nutritious mixture of fresh fruits and vegetables (low in fat) and rich in omega-3s in addition to fish-based protein.
The second city on the list of healthiest cities in the world. Moreover, it is one of the largest cities in the Spanish capital. It is home to two world-renowned football clubs. However, Madrid boasts a high quality of life and it is a major financial center for the country.
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is the third-healthiest city in the world. It is famous for its historical city’s pastel-color buildings and the coastal landscape, which is hilly. In fact, Lisbon is a good choice in comparison to other cities.
The city was shaped by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. The capital of Austria is not just beautiful but one of the healthiest cities in the world.
As ranked by Lonely Planet as the third-best city in the world in 2018. The capital city of Australia is once again taking the top spot. This time, as the fifth healthiest city. Also, it has the lowest levels of pollution in the top 10 cities.
Tel Aviv-Yafo – Ranked 6th for Healthiest Cities in the World
Sixth place in the world, Israel’s cultural center is also among the most beneficial for health and well-being.
With the lowest prevalence of obesity worldwide and the longest life expectancy. So it’s not a surprise to find that the Japanese capital is on the list of top 10 healthiest cities in the world.
The Hague – 8th Place Among Healthiest Cities in the World
Hidden along the North Sea coast, the rank of the Gothic-style Dutch city was the eighth-healthiest city on Earth.
The capital of Slovenia – as well as the largest city in the country. It is the most affordable place to buy a kilo of apples, among those cities that rank among the best.
Zurich – In the List Of Healthiest Cities in the World
The sole Swiss city to be included in the top 10 list. Zurich is among the most secure cities around the world. In fact, it is among the top 5 cities that have the lowest crime rates worldwide.
A healthy city is a physical environment that encourages, supports, and facilitates the well-being, fitness, health, and safety of its citizen.