Check the healthiest country in the world

The index gives Spain an overall score of 92.8 out of 100, and its rise in the last two years has been vertiginous. In 2017, our country occupied the sixth position in this table. Today already heads the list, ahead of nations such as Iceland, Japan and Switzerland. The Bloomberg classification evaluates 169 economies around the world, based on factors that contribute to overall health, such as physical activity, the health system, food, life expectancy or access to drinking water. Obesity, smoking or alcohol consumption are aspects that are also taken into account in the development of the study, and that subtract points. The report highlights two key aspects in which Spain borders on excellence. On the one hand, a Primary Care that is "essentially provided by public providers, specialized family doctors and nurses, who provide preventive services to children, women and the elderly, and acute and chronic care". And, on the other hand, the " Mediterranean diet , supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or nuts", which favors cardiovascular health. It is clear that these data are good, but is there room for improvement? We think so. The healthiest country ... with one of the highest rates of obesity Spain is

6 ways to avoid the cold (or recover before)

Clogged noses, watery eyes and irritated throats. Who is not afraid of colds in winter? Three out of four citizens suffer from the flu, catch a cold or catch a cold at least once a year , says the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians ( Semergen ). The cold months, although also the changes of season, are the times of the year when it is more usual to catch a cold. Luckily there are some tricks that help to give slip to the colds or, if it is already late, at least recover soon and that their annoying symptoms happen as soon as possible . 1. Sleep well The restful sleep has many benefits, among which are advantages such as looking an enviable complexion or keep the mind agile and fit. But sleep well, repeat the experts, also helps protect against colds. A study conducted by the University of California (USA) reveals that the hours of sleep are a determining factor to fall ill and that can mean the difference between catching a cold or not. According to this research, people who sleep less than six hours a day are more likely to catch a cold . And the difference is