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Top 10 Countries Where People Live Longer

Top 10 Countries Where People Live Longer

Some fictions says age of a person depends on area of the person where he is born, and on the other hand some myths from science says it depends on the genetics of the person, the breed from where the person is born, but there are some realistic people, who believe that age depends on the physical fitness and the stamina of the person and not on any of the factors mentioned before.

The reality is that every specific area on the Planet Earth has its own average age of living, that differs a long run with other areas, we have collected the list of top 10 countries where the average age of a common man is way high. So, which country made into the list, see below!

10 – Guernsey

Average age: 80.42 Years

The island of Guernsey, located in the English Channel, is a British Crown dependency, but it’s not part of the U.K. The reason for its high life expectancy is simple: It’s extremely wealthy. Very low taxes make Guernsey a popular destination for tax exiles who can afford the very best in nutrition and medical care. More than half of the island’s income comes from financial services — which means well-paid desk jobs — with very few people working in heavy industry. Read more after the break…

9 – Australia

Average age: 80.50 Years

All the usual factors relating to prosperity apply here, but the life expectancy of indigenous Australians is about 20 years less than that of white Aussies, due to higher rates of just about every factor that shortens life, including smoking, obesity and poverty. Incidentally, research suggests that Australia’s life expectancy may start falling as obesity reaches epidemic proportions in the land down under.

8 – Switzerland

Average age: 80.51 (tied)

Aside from a stable economy with all of the usual factors that increase longevity, such as a healthful diet and high standard of health care,Switzerland’s much-vaunted neutrality means that its inhabitants are highly unlikely to die in an armed conflict.
7 – Sweden

Average age: 80.51 Years (tied)

Although an economic downturn in the late 1990s did some damage to Sweden’s world-renowned welfare and public health systems, they are still among the best in the world. Also, Sweden has the lowest rate of smokers in the developed world — about 17 percent — so tobacco-related deaths are half the European average.

6.9 – Canada (updated)

Average age: 80.96488

6 – Japan

Average age: 81.25 Years

Japan has one of the lowest adult obesity rates in the industrialized world, at only 3 percent. As in Hong Kong, this is mainly due to a healthful diet based around vegetables, fish, rice and noodles. Many Japanese people also stop eating when they feel about 80 percent full, rather than continuing until they can’t manage another mouthful. The Japanese are also much less reliant on cars than people in Western countries, preferring to walk whenever possible, and therefore get plenty of exercise.

5 – Hong Kong

Average age: 81.59 Years

People in Hong Kong generally eat a healthful and balanced diet, based around rice, vegetables and tofu, with only small amounts of meat. This means that obesity rates are low, as are the rates for most dietary-based cancers and heart disease.

4 – Singapore

Average age: 81.71 Years (tied)

Aside from prosperity, one factor in Singapore’s long average life expectancy is that in the early 1980s, the government recognized that it had an aging population, with the average age of its citizens increasing steadily. The government planned accordingly, and nowSingapore has excellent health care facilities for the elderly.

3 – San Marino

Average age: 81.71 Years (tied)

This enclave in central Italy is the third smallest state in Europe (after Vatican City and Monaco), as well as the world’s oldest republic. Here, the long life expectancy is due to prosperity and the fact that the majority of the population is involved in office-based work rather than heavy industry and labor, which shorten life spans.

2 – Macau

Average age: 82.19 Years

This island in the South China Sea is reaping the rewards of a booming economy. The money has come from visitors, particularly from the Chinese mainland, coming to take advantage of a recently liberalized gaming industry. Gambling profits now provide about 70 percent of the country’s income, and the government uses the money to invest heavily in public health care.

1- Andorra

Average age: 83.51 Years

Located between France and Spain, Andorra was one of Europe’s poorest countries until it became a popular tourist destination afterWorld War II. Its 71,000 inhabitants now enjoy all the benefits of a thriving economy, which include excellent nutrition and public health care facilities.
Source – World Bank, World Development Indicators

The most bizarre treatments in the world

The most bizarre treatments in the world

For thousands of years people have been in continuous search, trying to find an effective treatment for certain diseases and methods to help them stay healthy. While modern Western medicine has turned into an ordered system of doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical factory, and many other tools, ranging from bloodletting and ending coordinated with laughter, still widely used around the world.

1. A pregnant woman in Peru is participating in a session of the dolphin. High-frequency sounds that dolphins emit is believed to stimulate the brain of the fetus being in the womb, thus increasing the level of neural development.

2. Hirudotherapy, or the use of leeches in medicine for bloodletting, started two and a half thousand years ago. Today, leeches have become popular again thanks to research that focused on analgesic properties of chemical substances that enter the body leech bites. Clinical trials have shown that leeches are effective for the treatment of arthritis and other manifestations of disease. This does not mean, however, that you can just buy a pack of leeches in your local pharmacy. One source of medicinal leeches is the International Center of the medicinal leech in Russia (IMLC), which supplies these creatures in special clinics around the world. The photo shows the officer IMLC your product.

3. Medical mud. Rich in minerals specific medical dirt from the “Lagoon of Miracles” in Chilca, Peru, is rumored to cure any illness, ranging from acne and ending with rheumatic fever.

4. In 2007, the news agency, Beijing News reported that Jiang shestidesyatishestiletny Musheng, (pictured), eating live frogs, mice and rats for forty years in order to stay healthy. Jiang, who suffered from chronic abdominal pain from his youth to learn about this option of treatment in his village in Jiangxi Province. He claimed that after one month of swallowing live tree frogs of his pain went away and never returned, and over time he added to his diet of live mice and rats.

5. Imagine that you are stung by a bee … deliberately, for medical purposes. This idea Apitherapy (bee stinging), in other words, the method of introducing bee sting strategy, which was developed as a popular healing tool in China. Since then he has become a popular method of alternative medicine to cure many diseases, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. In the photograph: apiterapevt sends bees to sting the patient’s head in Indonesia.

6. Muslim treatment of banks. The patient in the photograph is the traditional treatment «hijama», aimed at having to cure his headaches. «Hijama», which is a combination of cans and bloodletting therapy is considered, which was described by another prophet Mohammed and is used in many Islamic countries for the treatment of chronic pain, rheumatism, eczema and other serious illnesses. The procedure involves the use of special medical cans. When the bank to the body touches the patient, is sucked into the skin. This leads to increased blood flow to this area. Banks actively stimulate blood circulation, rejuvenates the cells of the body, improve metabolism. Then small incisions are made and then impose the banks. Thus the body goes “rotten” blood.

7. Loud laughter. Laughter therapy, also known as “yoga of laughter” as is, reduces stress and increases energy. Especially, this method of treatment is popular in India, where it was developed from a physician Madan Kataria of Mumbai doctor in 1995.

8. In India, a huge popular products made from cow urine and dung. It is believed that they can help you get rid of diseases such as cancer, nervous system disorders, and others. The photo – a man holds aftershave made on the basis of cow urine. It is assumed, by the way, that the same remedy should be applied to disinfect and treat cuts and wounds.

9. Over 100 years ago a family from India Batini Gaudi designed his own “health” system, which includes the ingestion of raw fish, length of two or three inches (5-7 cm), stuffed yellow herbal paste. The fish is called “murrel”. The secret herbal paste is passed from generation to generation and is known only to family members. According to doctors, the patient is cured from asthma for ever, if swallowing a live fish for three consecutive years, and strictly adheres to a diet prescribed by traditional healers. In the picture – the patient swallows a live fish in Gayderabade.

10. Patient hospital in Jinan, capital of Shandong province in China, receives the traditional Chinese treatment of facial paralysis. This therapy uses a walnut, located above the eye, and burning, or burning of dry leaves mugwort). Cautery is extremely important in traditional Chinese medicine, as it is believed to stimulate blood flow and circulation of blood and other body fluids.

11. In 2010, the Indian Parliament passed a law that officially recognized traditional medicine “Owl-Rigpa”, which is widely practiced in the sub-Himalayan regions. “Owl-Rigpa”, which is also used in Tibet, Mongolia, and parts of Japan, is a holistic system that uses a series of treatments to cure the disease, including «gtar» or bloodletting (pictured).

12. The clinic, located in the Sahara Desert in Egypt, offers a traditional treatment of rheumatic fever: burying the lower part of the body in the hot sand. In this photo taken in 1985godu, patients clinics use umbrellas to protect your face from the sun during medical treatment.

13. A man relaxes in the treatment of rheumatism in the oasis of Siwa in Egypt.

14. Electroconvulsive therapy, previously known as electroconvulsive therapy, was developed as a psychiatric treatment for depression, schizophrenia and other nervous and mental disorders. Treatment includes several short electric shocks that cause short seizures. Currently, electroconvulsive therapy is used, subject to mandatory anesthesia, which helps prevent serious side effects such as memory loss and fractures. In the photo: Samuel Resnick, third from left, controls the conduct of electroconvulsive therapy in Patton State Hospital in California in 1942.