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Top 10 Fittest Countries in the World

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Top 10 Fittest Countries in the World

BY Get Your FIT Together

Which countries would you predict are most—and least—healthy? If you’re like me, you imagine the top of the list consisting of countries like Japan, where they eat a lot seafood, and maybe some European countries where they walk and bike frequently but indulge in a glass of wine over dinner.  (Have the experts landed on whether that’s still good for you?)

At the bottom of the list you might imagine the archetypical image of the slovenly American, face-deep in a bag of pork rinds as he sits on his la-Z-boy recliner staring at a big screen for hours on end.

If so, your instincts are right.

While researchers use different metrics to assess societal health, here are 10 countries that make it to the top of the list, according to Samir Becic and his Health Fitness Revolution team, who researched global data on life expectancy and health outcomes.

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