Study after study has told us how happy we are, and now we can add healthy to our list of international accolades.
CNN has given Copenhagen the number one spot in its list of the world’s ’10 Healthiest Cities’.
Copenhagen and Sweden’s Jönköping were the only two EU cities on CNN’s list, with Copenhagen earning inclusion for, yep, you guessed it: happiness.
The CNN report highlights Copenhageners’ relatively light work load, its “relaxed atmosphere”, high levels of trust and its cycling culture.
“Men cycle to work in their slim-fit suits, and women don’t shy away from pairing a bike helmet with their sundresses and wedge heels. The city has 249 miles of bike paths, which makes biking an easy and safe option. And people use them: Nearly half of commuters in Copenhagen travel to work or school by bike each day,” the report reads.
In addition to Copenhagen and Jönköping, CNN singled out Monte Carlo, Okinawa, Vancouver, Melbourne, New York, Napa, Havana and Singapore as ‘healthy cities’, writing that each city “shine[s] in one or more areas of good health”.
See the full report here.