SWINDON has been ranked for its level of ‘zen’ and it has placed in the top 10.

Supplement Place used ONS data to find how 50 of the UK’s highest populated places ranked for a calm and positive life.

Here are the top 10 across the country:

  1. Bournemouth
  2. Reading
  3. Warrington
  4. Northampton
  5. Luton
  6. Swindon
  7. Manchester
  8. Southend-on-Sea
  9. York 
  10. Leicester 

Oxford and Cambridge residents appear to value their time in green spaces more than anyone else in the country as these two locations made the most Google searches for ‘green spaces’ in the last year.According to the research proximity to a beach has a lot to do with how zen people feel. Locations including Bournemouth, Plymouth and Liverpool rank highest for the happiest lives.

Brighton and Cambridge appear to have the UK’s highest interest in meditation, with Reading and Cambridge having the nation’s top “yoga enthusiasts.

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