Chicago health-wise best city for men

April 1st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Men who wish to stay healthy in every respect, and aspire for a disease free atmosphere, Chicago is the ideal city to live in, according to a new list.

Barack Obama’s home city headed the list of Top 29 cities for men around the world, reports Fox News.

Spanish city Barcelona came at the second spot, while San Francisco took the third position owing to its 3,480 acres of parks and three golf courses.

London and Sydney took the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Compiled by, the list was made on the basis of metrics like money, women and success, but it mainly focussed on how healthy the city was.

Apart form good health, the website also looked at the best places for dating and sex, sports and entertainment, and even the cheapest places to buy a beer.

When life expectancy was taken as a criterion to rank the cities, Japanese capital Tokyo ruled the roost.

The city was also found to be the place with fewest deaths due to heart disease, followed by France (Lyon and Paris), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), and Italy (Rome).

But on the whole, Tokyo came at the position 14 in the list.

In the surveys, diverse measures like the number of parks, access to medical care, rates of smoking, and so forth were taken into account to rank a city’s healthy environment.

Here’s the full list of Top 29 cities of the world by

1. Chicago, Ill.2. Barcelona, Spain 3. San Francisco, Calif.4. London5. Sydney, Australia6. New York7. Berlin, Germany8. Hong Kong9. Copenhagen, Denmark10. Paris, France11. Vancouver, Canada12. Rome, Italy13. Buenos Aires, Argentina14. Tokyo, Japan15. Toronto, Canada16. Miami, Fla.17. Madrid, Spain18. Vienna, Austria19. Los Angeles, Calif.20. Montreal, Canada21. Panama City, Panama22. Portland, Oregon23. Lyon, France24. Melbourne, Australia25. Tel Aviv, Israel26. Santiago, Chili 27. Cape Town, South Africa 28. Hamburg, Germany29. Edinburgh, Scotland (ANI)

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