WARRINGTON has the 10th highest life expectancy in the UK – and is seventh in a list of “wellness” hotspots.
This is revealed in new research carried out for online florist Flowercard.
The length we are expected to live is closely tied to the way we live our lives, the environment we live in, and whether we can afford to live as healthily as possible.
Average life expectancy at birth in Warrington is 80.95, according to the researchers.
This compares with top-of-the-table London, with 82.62 and Oxford, 82.34.
No other North West towns or cities figure in the top 10.
Wellness is judged on a number of factors, such as air quality, the number of gyms, spas and wellness centres, vegan-friendly restaurants, yoga classes, smoking prevalence and life expectancy.
Brighton was judged the “wellness capital”, followed by York, Bournemouth and Cambridge.
London did not figure in this table and Leeds was the only other northern town or city.
Warrington is rated 25 for air quality (compared with top-of-the-table Brighton’s 38.
It has 12.20 gyms per 100,000 population, 8.14 spas and wellness centres, 62.18 vegan-friendly restaurants, 5.23 yoga classes and a smoking prevalence of 11.3 per cent.
A spokesperson for the researchers said: “Wellness and self-care are incredibly important for living a long and fulfilling life. Without looking after ourselves, we can quickly become run down and exhausted by the daily demands and pressures that life throws at us. By ensuring that we dedicate time to recharging both mind and body, we can stave off the mental and physical exhaustion that would get in the way of us living full and happy lives.
“There are many things that can contribute to a person’s overall wellness. These include environmental factors, such as breathing clean and fresh air and immersing yourself in nature, as well as keeping an eye on the way we treat our bodies, such as not filling up on junk food and making sure we get regular exercise. As wellness includes both mental and physical health, it is important to give your mind the opportunity to calm itself and relax, such as through yoga or meditation.”