Britain has been ranked the 27th best country for health and well-being according to an international league table which looks at the range of living standards, put together by a Harvard Business School academic.
With one in four Brits being classed as obese, obesity levels were the main factor which pushed the UK down in the health rankings. On obesity alone, Britain was 111th out of 133 countries.
Overall, Britain came 11th in a league table of countries with the highest standards of wealth and health, just nipping the marker of being one of the best off countries in the world. However Britain did come above Portugal (18th) and the US (16th), with Norway coming top.
Britain, which was also recognised as having low levels of women marrying at a young age, was also complimented on its amount of globally recognised universities, like Oxford and Cambridge.
It might come as a shock, but results show that there are only four EU countries in the top ten, with Italy coming in at 31.
All in all, the results may appear positive for Britain but analysts from the project are concluding that fast economic recovery following the recession has actually done little for our country.
So what do you think? Does Britain deserve it's title of '11th best place to live in the world' and are we sometimes just to hard on the country itself? After all, according to this league table, we are up with the fresh way of living that is seen in Europe.