Out of the 151 nations evaluated for the list, Vietnam was ranked in 11th place while Canada took the number one position.
A host of other Asian countries also made the list’s top 11 including the Philippines in 4th, Maldives in 5th, Singapore in 7th, Laos in 8th, the Republic of Korea in 9th, and Cambodia in 10th.
Meanwhile the United States trailed far behind, coming in at 37th overall.
The GWI’s evaluation is based on a number of key metrics, including government healthcare spending, rates of depression, alcohol use, smoking, happiness, and the amount of exercise citizens typically get.
The Global Wellness Index is compiled by Richard Davies, a former Bank of England and UK Treasury economist.