Not everyone is aware that the Portuguese are reverent about their health. For example, according to the National Institute of Statistics of Portugal, more than 51% of the country’s population consumes an average of 1.8 servings of vegetables and salads daily. As in many other countries of the world, women think more about creating a healthy menu – at least 60.7% of Portuguese. And among men – only 48.8%. Most often, fruits and vegetables are chosen by people who have reached 55 years of age – 60.8%. Young people are lagging behind – only 37.5% of young people aged 15 to 24 eat fresh salads daily.
Caring for food is important, but do not forget about active activities. In Portugal, this issue is taken seriously. Even there is a whole city leading an active lifestyle – this is Leiria. They call it that – a city of sports and a healthy lifestyle. In terms of quality of life, he takes second place in Portugal, and Lisbon – only in third. In Leiria, from early morning to late evening you can meet a runner or see how a whole group is engaged. Cultural and sports events are regularly held there, which is well known far beyond the borders of the state. Continue reading