by admin January 7, 2022 490 2 9. 82.2 years, Luxembourg (Tied) One trend you’ll find within this gallery is that smaller, wealthier countries with strong economies and good healthcare have citizens with long lives. Luxembourg is a prime example. With a population under 600,000, the small country offers high quality of life, high salaries, and a strong social security system to help its citizens after retirement. Getty 9. 82.2 years, South Korea (Tied) A recent study found that while the average life expectancy is in the low 80s, women in South Korea may be the first to live longer than 90 years on average in the coming years. Factors in that bright future include citizens weighing less, having lower blood pressure, and having health insurance, meaning they can frequently check in with doctors. Getty 9. 82.2 years, Israel (Tied) A combination of a fairly Mediterranean diet, which has been proven to extend a life span, strong family cultural values, and an elevated health system help Israelis live 82.2 years on average. Plus, the country has one of the lowest suicide rates in the world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Getty 8. 82.3 years, Australia Healthy, active lifestyles and an established public healthcare system both keep Australians living longer. While the nation’s overall life expectancy is promising, indigenous men have a lifespan of only 69 years, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, primarily due to chronic conditions like circulatory disease and nutritional disorders. Getty 7. 82.4 years, France France not only has one of the lowest obesity rates in Western Europe, according to the OECD, but central and southern France eat a sort of a Mediterranean diet, swapping the meat and beer of their neighbors across the Channel for more red wine and vegetables. Getty 6. 82.6 years, Singapore With one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world (2.4 per 1,000 live births), Singapore also focuses much of its healthcare investment and time on preventive healthcare for chronic diseases that affect residents later in life. Getty 5. 82.7 years, Italy The secrets of the Mediterranean diet—high in locally sourced olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, and light fish—are out, and they’ve been shown to lower cardiovascular disease, help followers lose weight, and combat other adverse health effects. Combined with a warm climate and an emphasis on physical activity into old age, the Italian diet (with pizza and pasta eaten sparingly) plays a key role in longevity. Trending Stories INSPIRATION The Best New Hotels in the World: 2022 Hot List CNT EDITORS SHOPPING We Asked Flight Attendants to Share Their Favorite Travel Shoes BOBBY LAURIE PLACES TO STAY 33 Airbnbs With Pools You’ll Never Want to Leave MADISON FLAGER INSPIRATION The Best New Hotels in Europe and the U.K.: 2022 Hot List CNT EDITORS Getty 4. 82.8 years, Switzerland OK, so you’re probably thinking we’re going to hype up the chocolate diet (which has been scientifically proven on and off to do a number of positive things). But it’s really the Swiss population’s wealth and healthcare system that keeps them living longer—not Swiss chocolate. Getty 3. 83.1 years, Spain The sense of family, community, and yes, the siesta, are all important pieces of Spaniards’ long lives. Add in the Mediterranean diet and a low rate of heart disease rate, and you’ve got a recipe for longevity. Getty 2. 83.6 years, Japan Part of Japan’s continued longevity comes from its diet. In fact, Okinawa has one of the largest populations of centenarians in the world, and thanks to their low-calorie diet that focuses on local vegetables and fruits, residents enjoy reduced risks of breast, prostate, and stomach cancers. Outside of Okinawa, the Japanese eat less meat and saturated fat than many other areas of the world, and stay active later in life. Getty 1. 84 years, Hong Kong, SAR, China One of the secrets here? Tai chi, the low-impact, slow-motion martial art exercise that has been proven to improve physical and cardiovascular strength, balance, and meditation. Mainland China on the other hand has a life expectancy of just 75.8 years. But, Hong Kong has a low obesity rate and low smoking rates, plus the autonomous territory has a smaller population (around 7 million) compared to other countries on this list, which all help its #1 ranking. cardiologyfoodhealth Related posts Persistent training: new trends in the world of fitness January 7, 2022 483 0 Physical activity reduces harm from tobacco and alcoholic drinks January 7, 2022 476 1
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