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Chicago health-wise best city for men

Men who wish to stay healthy in every respect, and aspire for a disease free atmosphere, Chicago is the ideal city to live in, according to a new list.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 01, 2009 17:34 IST

Men who wish to stay healthy in every respect, and aspire for a disease free atmosphere, Chicago is the ideal city to live in, according to a new list.

Barack Obama's home city headed the list of Top 29 cities for men around the world, reports Fox News.

Spanish city Barcelona came at the second spot, while San Francisco took the third position owing to its 3,480 acres of parks and three golf courses.

London and Sydney took the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Compiled by AskMen.com, the list was made on the basis of metrics like money, women and success, but it mainly focussed on how healthy the city was.

Apart form good health, the website also looked at the best places for dating and sex, sports and entertainment, and even the cheapest places to buy a beer.

When life expectancy was taken as a criterion to rank the cities, Japanese capital Tokyo ruled the roost.

The city was also found to be the place with fewest deaths due to heart disease, followed by France (Lyon and Paris), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), and Italy (Rome).

But on the whole, Tokyo came at the position 14 in the list.

In the surveys, diverse measures like the number of parks, access to medical care, rates of smoking, and so forth were taken into account to rank a city''s healthy environment.

Here's the full list of Top 29 cities of the world by AskMen.com:

1. Chicago, Ill.
2. Barcelona, Spain
3. San Francisco, Calif.
4. London
5. Sydney, Australia
6. New York
7. Berlin, Germany
8. Hong Kong
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Paris, France
11. Vancouver, Canada
12. Rome, Italy
13. Buenos Aires, Argentina
14. Tokyo, Japan
15. Toronto, Canada
16. Miami, Fla.
17. Madrid, Spain
18. Vienna, Austria
19. Los Angeles, Calif.
20. Montreal, Canada
21. Panama City, Panama
22. Portland, Oregon
23. Lyon, France
24. Melbourne, Australia
25. Tel Aviv, Israel
26. Santiago, Chili
27. Cape Town, South Africa
28. Hamburg, Germany
29. Edinburgh, Scotland