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July 07, 2006

Long Life, and Quality of Life

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

The Brits may be living a decently long time, but they're also suffering more years of ill-health than the citizens of most other EU countries. The average British male now lives for over 76 years -- but he's healthy for only 61 of them. Meanwhile, Italian men spend, on average, almost 72 years in good health. An Italian journalist gives the Brits some tips. Some of his recommendations: Take it easy. Avoid jogging. Don't agonize so much about work. Eat your pasta al dente. Drink a little red wine. Have a nap after lunch. Take a little walk after dinner. And live in a nice climate, for heaven's sake.

(Links thanks to NewEconomist.)


Michael Blowhard

posted by Michael at July 7, 2006


It would not surprise me in the least if the United States scores even more poorly.

Posted by: Peter on July 7, 2006 9:26 PM

Napping. Drinking. Eating. Sounds like the American way of life to me.

Posted by: Robert Speirs on July 10, 2006 1:37 PM

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