Spain just surpassed Italy as the world’s healthiest nation. That’s according to this year’s edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 countries based on factors that contribute to overall health.
Six of the top 10 countries were in Europe, with Italy ranking second. In contrast, the United States didn’t even break into the top 30, ranking at number 35, one notch worse than last year.
The top 10 healthiest nations, according to the report, were:
I wonder how many of these have a good system of public transportation so that people can walk! When visiting Italy in 2002, that was obvious, as well as the number of non-obese persons walking. I understand also that the majority of calories consumed in Europe occur by mid-afternoon, too.