It isn’t uncommon for us to adopt new diets, medicinal and medical practices, and fitness routines that stem from a certain place in the world or a certain society. Some of it makes sense: eat a Mediterranean diet because people in the Mediterranean region have some of the longest life expectancies in the world. Others, not so much.
But have you ever had the chance to find out which countries actually seem to have the right lifestyle going? If our life expectancy is a combination of things (genetics and perhaps food intake, exercise, lifestyle, stress level, air quality, etc.) perhaps there are countries we can emulate. Sure, you can’t change your genetic code (yet), but you can at least look at the lifestyles of the people in these countries and perhaps put some of their practices into your life.
**For some reason the Wolrd Health Organization (WHO) excludes Monaco from the list, which actually has the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, by about 6 years (almost a 10% longer life than the #2 country). Monaco registered on another list with an average of 89.5 years of life.**
Check out the data on the WHO website.
None of the opinions below come from research, merely observation.