The healthiest people on Earth: What's their secret?

A blog written by Manager of Committees on Publication, Russ Gerber, that ran on Psychology Today’s website.

If you live in Japan, you’re probably feeling pretty good. The quality of health there is ranked number one in the world according to a decades-long study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. If you live in the United States, it’s a different story, and not one to feel good about.

America’s health score ranks close to the bottom. Where the nation soars to the top is in money spent on health care—billions of dollars more than any other country.

Readers of the global study will naturally want to know the secret of Japan’s success. The spoiler is that no one knows exactly. Some experts go so far as to say that it’s a combination of factors, but that’s about as certain as it gets. 

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