From all the Google searches on health over the last year, one predominant theme emerged worldwide, healthy diets and eating well.
How to eat healthy, healthy body mass index parameters, how to lose weight and how to eat healthy on a budget all ranked among the world’s top 10 search queries, as well as questions about whether specific foods were healthy.
Seven of the top 10 countries for health-related searches were small island nations, including the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Bermuda, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Cuba and Jersey. The remaining three were located in southern Africa , Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana.
The five countries with the lowest number of searches on health were all European, with three of the five located in or near the Balkan Peninsula: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Italy and the microstate of San Marino.
Here’s the full ranking:
Top countries searching for health
- Cook Islands
- British Virgin Islands
Countries searching the least for health
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
Top searches on health
- How to eat healthy
- What is health?
- Is food healthy? (Some foods listed were sushi, hummus, popcorn, etc.)
- How can I be healthy?
- What is a healthy BMI?
- How to stay healthy
- How to lose weight
- How to eat healthy on a budget
- What is a healthy blood pressure?
- What is a healthy heart rate?
The United Nations is promoting health as one of its 17 proposed sustainable development goals, aiming to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all by the year 2030.