Are you living in any of these countries where people live longest
Living to the fullest and living as long as you can is the main importance for every human being, but what parts of the world are the homes of the people who lived longest? The world already knows about the centenarians from Japan, South America and China, but are these the places where life goes longer than usual.
Most residents live a laid-back, stress-free life, and consume a healthy, balanced diet. The healthcare system in Australia is also of a high standard, and the population is well-educated about the importance of health. Females born in Australia are predicted to live 84.35 years, while males can expect a life span of 79.4 years. But it isn’t all good news for the Aussies, as their life expectancy could plummet in the coming years, due to a steep rise in obesity rates among adults.
This is a small island in the English Channel, with a little over 65,000 residents. The island is a British overseas territory, but boasts a far higher life expectancy than mainland Britain. The overall life expectancy for the people of Guernsey is 82.32, in comparison to the 80.1 years of mainland Brits. The island of Guernsey is very wealthy, which perhaps explains the high life expectancy. Most inhabitants can afford to live a high-quality lifestyle, with lots of residents originally from rich countries such as the UK and France. The island also has very few dangerous manual jobs, and has an excellent healthcare system.
Switzerland, with an overall life expectancy of 82.28 years, has a reputation for being one of the most peaceful nations on earth, with very little conflict and a stable economy and government. Switzerland also has one of the highest GDP per capita rates in the world. The Swiss are known for having very high standards in all public sectors; including health and education, and the people of Switzerland generally live a high quality lifestyle, consuming a healthy and balanced diet. Swiss women are expected to live an average of 6 years longer than their male counterparts, by the way.
This little country transformed from one of the poorest countries in Europe into one of the richest in the world. It hosts vast mountains and stunning landscapes, but also a population which firmly believes in living a natural, peaceful and healthy life. It is common for people in their 70’s and 80’s to exercise daily, and the population is well educated about the importance of having a healthy diet. There is also virtually no violence, and Andorra has been labeled as one of the safest places on Earth. Taking all this into account, it’s no surprise that so many people are emigrating to Andorra (next to Spain). As a result of their lifestyle, Andorrans can expect to live into their 80’s and beyond. At birth, females are expected to live to around 85, while males have a life expectancy of just over 80. The overall figure for Andorra’s life expectancy is 82.58 years, placing it 3rd in the whole of Europe, despite its puny size.
5 San Marino
San Marino is another small country (the fifth smallest country in the world) and is even smaller than Andorra. This country is mostly made up of Italian immigrants, but its inhabitants can expect to live around two years longer than those in Italy, with an overall life expectancy of 83.12 years. San Marino has very few manual jobs, and residents enjoy a relatively relaxed and stress free lifestyle. They share a similar diet to that of Italy, which is generally healthy and nutritious. Females born in San Marino today are expected to live 85.7 years, while males are once again predicted to live to just over 80.
The Japanese are renowned for their exceptionally healthy lifestyle. Fish, seaweed, and green tea are all prominent in their diet, and contain numerous health benefits that are proved to help prevent the deadliest of diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Their diet and lifestyle has also resulted in Japan having one of the lowest obesity rates in the world, with just 3.5% of the population considered overweight.At birth, Japanese females have a life expectancy of around 86 years, while males can expect to live to around 82. Overall, Japan’s life expectancy is 84.19 years – a figure which puts most other developed countries to shame.