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It might not be on the top of everyone’s list, but being healthy is sort of important if your aim is to live long so that you can joy all the good things in life.

CNN recently made a list of the top 10 healthies cities in the world. Some of them caught our eye, here’s why…

Copenhagen, Denmark

We’ve always wondered why this country has been named the happiest nation on the planet by the United Nations, now we know.

Only 2% of the Copenhagen’s population work 40 hours a week. Working long hours here is frowned upon. The aim is to work less so that you can have less stress and more time to do things that make you happy.

Spending time outdoors in a city is often a challenge. Not in Copenhagen. The city made it a municipal law that every resident should be able to reach a park or beach by foot or on bike within 15 minutes.

Melbourne, Australia

For four years in a row now, Melbourne has been named the most livable city in the world. It almost seems too good to be true, until you find out what this Australian city has to offer.

Low crime rates; excellent health care and education; tolerance of different ethnicities, religions and lifestyles; and plenty of cultural and sporting activities. And did we mention the ocean and its beautiful beaches, a meandering river, beautiful architecture, lots of green space and the mild climate?

Yes, that’s Melbourne for you.

To top it all off, it was also named the friendliest city on the planet recently. OK, the city shared it with Auckland in New Zealand, but then again, Melbourne is so nice, the city didn’t even mind sharing first place.

Vancouver, Canada

Known as the most walkable city in Canada, Vancouver is also the only major city in the entire North American continent that doesn’t have an interstate highway running through it.

Residents of Vancouver have easy access to acres of green space, fresh water, the ocean and the stunning mountains nearby.

The public transportation system is excellent, and the bike lanes carry on for miles and miles. This all forms part of the city’s aim to move away from relying on cars for transport.

Strict environmental standards for buildings and business, as well as evergreen forests and the ocean all add up to give Vancouver some of the cleanest air in the world.

We don’t know about you, but we’ve just added three more cities to see on our bucket list.

Watch the Top List video below to see where these healthy countries are based on the world map.

Image credits: The Telegraph, Britannica and Tourism Vancouver

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