Urban population paves way for increasing life expectancy

Urban population paves way for increasing life expectancy as it defines skyscrapers touching the skies, people walking to and fro, impenetrable and stuffed streets, flashing lights all around and a subway that assists you in travelling at a lightening pace. There are more than 7 million people residing on a meager over 420 square miles of land.


The city of Hongkong is replete with more than 300 skyscrapers that loom over are well utilized and overhauled city parks, standard hospitals attainable to all restaurants occupied by local cuisine that is more nutritious than its stature suggests. A few miles further there are mountains for hiking and beaches for swimming. The outcome is a wholesome, long lived population bragging the most advanced life expectancy in the world.

Meticulously beating Japan, and other blue zones such as Italy men in Hongkong are living up to 81.3 years and women up to 87.3 years, as of 2016. Dr. Timothy Kwok, professor of geriatric medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said that over the last few years Hongkong has caught up rapidly with the most advanced cities of the world.

Dr. Gabriel Leung, dean of the faculty of medicine at Hong Kong University pointed that they moved ahead of Japan about five years ago. It has taken them decades to reach that position. Since Hongkong is not a country, it is not involved in the Global AgeWatch Index, a step of social and economic happiness in 96 countries, expanded by HelpAge International.