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These Are the Places Where People Refuse to Die

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These Are the Places Where People Refuse to Die

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People all over the world are living longer due to improvements in lifestyle standards, medications, and better healthcare. The average life expectancy in almost every country has increased over the last several decades. The following ranking, in an ascending order, is based on 2016 CIA estimates. Life expectancy at birth compares the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year. It is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country.

Norway – 81.80 years

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A typical Norwegian diet includes freshwater and seawater fish, especially cod and salmon, fruits, vegetables and bread made of barley, oats, rye or potatoes. Happiness helps longevity too. Norway is No. 4 in the world when it comes to people feeling content and satisfied, according to the World Happiness IndexThe same analysis shows that there has been barely any change in happiness between 2005 and 2015.

France – 81.80 years

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People are physically active, and the weather often helps with that. Winters are not too harsh, which would prevent many from keeping up with the lifestyle. A famous paradox is that the French eat a lot of cheese but have low rates of heart disease. Researchers claim it has to do with the metabolism of cheese. Cheese reduces bad cholesterol, when compared to butter with the same fat content. A key factor in the French diet is small portions.

Canada – 81.90 years

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Public health prevention and health promotion methods across the country have helped to reduce chronic disease and acute illness. The gap in life expectancy between Canada and the U.S. continues to widen; Canadians now live three years longer than Americans. A major difference appears to be the efficiency of the countries’ health care systems, according to a study.

Jersey – 81.90 years

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Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, between England and France. The island’s southerly location, fresh water and high tides have always made it a rich terroir for high quality local produce. Locals eat a lot of fresh fish, especially oysters and lobster

Liechtenstein – 81.90 years

Liechtenstein is a tiny country in Central Europe between Austria and Switzerland, occupying a total area of just 160 sq. km. (about 100 miles) of land. But the country is very prosperous – it has the third highest per capita income in the world. More money means more healthy choices. The terrain is mostly mountainous (Alps), which means the air is clean and fresh. People like to relax. In fact, making noise during lunch or after 10 p.m. is strongly discouraged.

Sweden – 82.10 years

Sweden ranks above the average in environmental quality, education and skills, work-life balance, health status, subjective well-being, jobs and earnings, and social connections, according to OECD Better Lifer Index. Only 1 percent of employees work very long hours, among the lowest rates in the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, where the average is 13 percent. Air pollution is also considerably lower.

Australia – 82.20 years

Aussies may be getting fatter and more anxious, but they’re still expected to live a long time. This is due to a new and improved healthcare system and generally high standard of living. Another reason is that residents are better educated about how to stay healthy and why it’s important, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Italy – 82.20 years

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Italians live longer due to a reduced poverty gap that is smaller than in other countries, according to a medical journal review. The standard of living has increased for everybody, which means most people are able to afford better food. Sardinia is another Blue Zone. Residents often walk, which is one of the easiest ways to stay in shape and maintain good physical health.

Luxembourg – 82.30 years

Luxembourg has a compulsory public health system which offers universal coverage to 98 percent of the population. They are free to choose a hospital or doctor for treatment. The state health insurance covers almost all treatments – lab tests, childbirth, rehabilitation and hospitalization, as well as prescriptions.

South Korea – 82.40 years

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Rapid increases in life expectancy in South Korea were mostly achieved by reductions in infant mortality and in diseases related to infections and blood pressure, according to a study. Healthy diet, which is high in carbs and low in fat, has helped as well. Locals eat a lot of rice, kimchi, soup, vegetables, and roasted meat or fish.

Israel – 82.40 years

Military service for men is mandatory in Israel and almost every time the country is in the news, it’s about terrorism. Yet, despite the constant stressful situations, people there have longer life expectancy than many other countries. “The Israeli population has developed a mechanism of adapting to the existing stress,” according to Ynet News. The longevity has been caused in part by optimism. “When people are optimistic, they have something to live for.”

Guernsey – 82.50 years

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The island of Guernsey, which has about 65,000 residents, is very wealthy, and its residents can afford a high quality of life where they eat healthy food, exercise and don’t worry much. The healthcare system is excellent (and expensive). Taxes are low and jobs pay very well. Very few are manual labor, which reduces the risk for accidents.

Switzerland – 82.60 years

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The Swiss are some of the happiest people on the planet and they also enjoy one of the most thriving economies in the world. The people are rich, the government is stable, which means little or no conflict, and the healthcare system is regarded as one of the best in the world. Switzerland doesn’t have many natural resources so it has chosen to invest in developing people’s talents. Between health, money, happiness, and chocolate, nothing is sweeter than life in Switzerland.

Andorra – 82.80 years

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Andorra is a small country in the mountains between France and Spain. The air is cleaner and people are more active because nature is all around. Citizens walk and bike often. They also frequently go to the gym, where they participate in fitness classes. Locals eat a lot of lamb, a good source of protein, iron, vitamin B12 and niacin, and consume plenty of dairy products.

Hong Kong – 82.90 years

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Hong Kong is a surprise entry to the list. It’s infamous for air pollution, boosted by the more than 7 million people living in close proximity. But medical treatment has gotten better and people are generally very active. Many practice martial arts their entire lives, which helps with longevity, according to studies. People also prefer steamed food, as opposed to fried, and drink a lot of tea. Most of the protein Chinese consume is from plant sources.

Iceland – 83 years

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Everything is right in Iceland. People eat simple – lots of seafood, dairy from grass-fed cows, and locally grown produce with no pesticides. Locals swim a lot. (You would too is you had natural hot springs nearly everywhere you turn). People use them for family fun and to relax. Icelanders also spend much of their time exercising to beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which affects many in the winter when there is little sunlight.

San Marino – 83.30 years

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The cuisine is Mediterranean — focusing on fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, event pasta, and meat. The country, which is landlocked in Italy, has an advanced agriculture. Employment rates are high, and people don’t stress so much over how they are going to pay the mortgage. San Marino produces lots of corn, olives, grapes, and wheat.

Macau – 84.50 years

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People there make a lot of money, generated mostly from casinos, and the healthcare system is very good. Macau is also the fourth-wealthiest territory in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook, which means people have more money to spend on good food and healthy lifestyle choices. Strong family relations are typical for Chinese culture, they known to keep people healthier and happier for longer.

Japan – 85 years

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There are more than 58,000 Japanese who are older than 100, making the country the world’s leader for people who live over 80. All the credit for the longevity is given to a predominantly healthy diet, which includes a lot of fish, rice, vegetables, and small portions. The tiny island of Okinawa is a Blue Zone. People there go on morning walks, take dance lessons and stay active. Locals actually age slower also because, according to a study, people there have a higher level of sex hormones.

Singapore – 85 years

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Singapore has often been used as an example of how to build a prosperous nation. The city-state’s economy is strong, thus its healthcare system is very efficient. Efforts put into early prevention and detection of chronic diseases, as well as close monitoring by doctors, have paid off. The people of Singapore also follow a healthy diet, eating foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants – fish, rice, and noodles.

Monaco – 89.50 years

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Monaco, with a population of about 38,000, has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in the world. They can afford to eat healthyexercise, and not stress about everyday issues. Also, rich countries can spend a lot more on healthcare. Monaco’s is state-funded and provides easy access to all citizens. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, it’s not a surprise that the people of Monaco eat a lot of fish, fruits, and vegetables