The editors of the publications looked at everything from cancer rates and commuting times to air quality, crime stats and the numbers of gym memberships as they compiled their lists, which are in their respective current issues.
Matt Bean, a Men's Health senior editor and contributing editor for Women's Health visited The Early Show Monday to discuss the conclusions.
To see numerous lists about men, click here.
To see the women's lists, click here.
And to see what Bean had to say: