Spain is one of the countries with the longest life expectancy. There are studies that claim that, in 2040, Spaniards will live, on average, 85.8 years, and will be the longest living in the world.
These data shows the advantages of living in Spain. The Times published They drink, they smoke, so why are the Spanish living so long?, asking what is the reason for the high life expectancy in Spain, if “the Spanish drink and smoke” more than the British.
There are external factors such as weather, but there are also others linked to the way of life of the Spaniards and that has been transmitted from generation to generation.
Daylight hours and sunny days contribute to the well-being of the Spaniards. They spend more time on the street, making social relationships, moving and enjoying the outdoors. They are active all the day.
The Mediterranean diet is another of the basic pillars to lead a healthy life. Fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, white meats, fish, olive oil, nut… are top quality in Spain and are usually consumed, instead of ultra-processed foods.
Also, Spaniards are cheerful, helpful, welcoming and optimist, aspects that benefit their psychological condition.
Even so, if you are not Spaniard… you are lucky! As a caravanner, you can combine your passion for the caravan while you spend seasons in Spain enjoying the Spanish kindness. This will also help you to feel good and to improve your quality of life, regardless of your origin.