Money.co.uk has named the healthiest cities for British expats in the world based on life expectancy, the cost of healthy living, air pollution, obesity rates and sunlight hours
Mortgage expert money.co.uk has named the healthiest cities for British expats in the world. The team based their research on life expectancy, the cost of healthy living, air pollution, obesity rates and sunlight hours.
The healthiest city in the world was a beautiful Spanish city blessed with sunlight and an easygoing lifestyle.
Money.co.uk said: This city has the ideal climate. It’s not too hot and not too dry, so there is plenty of greenery to provide clean air. Valencia also has lots of sunshine, so you can easily absorb that all-important vitamin D needed to keep your muscles strong.
It said: Valencia paella is a great representation of their diet. Their famous fish has excellent nutritional value from fresh produce, is low in fats and high in Omega 3 and protein from the fish.
The city also promotes an easy-going and relaxed lifestyle. The people of Valencia define themselves by making personal and meaningful connections with their friends and family, it said.
Expats who choose to move to Valencia will be close to the beach.
The second healthiest spot was another top Spanish destination, the country’s capital city Madrid.
The weather might not be as warm in the Spanish capital but the Mediterranean is widely considered to be one of the healthiest in the world.
Money.co.uk said: Sociable meal times have been found to decrease the risk of obesity and also promote a healthy mental wellbeing.
Having a dedicated time to connect with family and friends acts as a mood booster produces endorphins and increases the overall wellbeing of the population, it said.
The third healthiest destination for expats in the world was the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
Lisbon is one of Europe’s hilliest capitals so expats will quickly burn off any of the city’s delicious food.
The fourth healthiest destination for British expats was the Austrian capital city of Vienna.
Vienna also has plenty of green spaces for expats to exercise.
Outside of Europe, the fifth healthiest city was the Australian capital, Canberra. Less well known than the popular holiday destinations of Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra still has plenty to offer expats due to its accessible outdoor spaces.
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