According to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index that ranks 169 countries on overall health, Spain has just surpassed Italy to become the healthiest country for 2019.
In previous years Spain was ranked sixth but due to the fabulous climate, healthy and active outdoor lifestyle and beneficial Mediterranean cuisine people here tend to live longer. Many other factors come in to play with levels of obesity and tobacco use also taken into account and what also ranks the country high are its excellent levels of primary care.
The index ranks Spain first, Italy second, Iceland third, Japan fourth and Switzerland fifth. If you are looking to healthy lifestyle and longevity then it might be time to take the plunge and buy that property you’ve always dreamt of in sunny Spain.
Here in Spain and in this area of Andalucia there are some fabulous healthcare facilities that offer a service second to none. The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2018 review of Spain noted in the past decade there has been a decline of cardiovascular diseases and deaths from cancer.
Diet has a particularly large part to play in this with a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and nuts said to be one that is good for both heart health and waistlines.
By 2040 Spain is forecast to have the highest lifespan, at almost 86 years, followed by Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
A stressful life contributes negatively to the body and here in Spain spending time outside on the golf course, sailing, walking or practising yoga in the fresh air will help balance those stress hormones. Many of our developments are geared up to provide that luxury lifestyle with onsite gyms, spas and tennis courts.
So, if you are considering buying a property in Spain how about a beachside apartment in Marbella or a luxury villa in La Zagaleta. Perhaps a frontline golf property in Benahavis or an apartment in the upmarket marina of Sotogrande. We have properties to suit all lifestyles and budgets so contact us today and let us help you live a better life.