Saturday, January 14, 2012

7 of the Healthiest Places to Live

Have you ever wondered which countries have the healthiest people? Those that live in the healthiest countries are those that live beyond their 90s, and even break the 100 year mark. This is something that most of us would like to accomplish. Sometimes, it isn't because the people take care of themselves, it has to do with more of how the culture they life in is like. If you aren't feeling happy about where you live, or you want to live longer, take a look at the 7 countries that have the healthiest people. 

1. Iceland. Because not a lot of people live there―think of the name, it has the least amount of people. This is also the reason why there is not a lot of pollution in Iceland. Another reason that Icelanders are healthier is because they like to go to the gym. Because it is always so cold, many Icelanders hit the gym to beat the winter blues.

2. Japan. People that live here live the longest, with an average Japanese person living for 74.5 years. This is probably because of the food that the Japanese eat. Every meal that they eat is like a piece of art. They don't eat a lot of fried or processed foods, which helps them stay healthy.

3. Sweden. Because the government promotes a healthy way of life―including balancing lots of exercise with outdoors activities―these Swedes live for a long time. Because of where they live, Swedes eat a lot of fish, which is very healthy.

4. Okinawa. This place is believed to have the most healthy people on Earth. This area has about 50 centenarians per 100,000 people. That is a lot of people. This may because Okinawans eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

5. New Zealand. This place is very similar to Iceland. There are not a lot of people that live there, and there is not a lot of pollution. It is also very close to the ocean. It doesn't matter where you life, the furthest that you have to go to see the ocean is about 90 minutes.

6. Sardinia. This is a region near Italy that has a lot of centenarians. People are very close in their communities. The men are usually shepherds, which results in them having to walk a lot.

7. Finland. Smoking has been reduced severely in this country. They don't eat meat very often, and eat a lot of fish.

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Tammi Jenkins is a writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers is a website that will aid you in your search for the best online schools to enroll in.