Costa Blanca - the healthiest region in Europe

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Costa Blanca is one of the healthiest places on earth. A balanced microclimate - sunny days, pleasant temperatures and the geographical location are among the main factors that contribute to the quality of life in this region.

 

Costa Blanca - the view
 The Las Salinas -  famous for its great health benefits. Walks in the pink lake are good for taking pressure off the spine.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Costa Blanca as the healthiest region to live in. The average annual temperature here is 18°C. In addition, we can enjoy the pleasantly warming sun for more than 300 days a year. Moreover, the summer temperatures are not extremely high and winters are very mild.


The impact of the microclimate

The WHO (being the main authority in this particular field) constantly monitors health aspects of all UN nations. Unlike other parts of Spain, summers on the Costa Blanca are not unpleasantly hot and winters remain relatively mild. The reason for these fantastic conditions? The microclimate of the region.

Costa Blanca is surrounded by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea from the east, and a few kilometres further to the west there is a mountainous area - the inland mountain range from Murcia to Denia. The height of the mountains ranges from 1000 to 1500 metres. It acts as a buffer against conditions coming in from both the sea and inland, maintaining great weather inside and out.

 

Microclimate and health

Costa Blanca is particularly conducive to people with respiratory problems, asthma, skin problems such as open ulcers, psoriasis and allergies. In addition, this microclimate significantly improves the well-being of people with rheumatism, other muscle or joint problems.


Spaniards enjoy full health into their old age - this is due to the favourable climate and healthy food. Mediterranean cuisine consists mainly of fish, olive oil, fruit and vegetables, contributing to a relatively low incidence of cardiovascular diseases.


It's also worth remembering the traditional afternoon nap, known around the world as the 'Siesta', which also contributes to a healthier life.


However, this microclimate does not only affect the physical condition. Living in a climate like the Costa Blanca is said to improve mood, leading to much happier and healthier citizens.

 

 

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