From FB: Icelanders have found the secret to longest life span–hot tubs, geothermal energy, and being friends with your neighbors

MaryGSykes.com

http://thebodywatch.com/2017/06/29/icelanders-highest-life-expectancy-world/

Did you know that Icelanders have the highest life expectancy in the entire world?

They also have 80% fewer incidents of heart disease as compared to the US over the last 25 years.

Coincidence? We think not… How do they do it? What’s the “Icelandic secret”?

When it comes to socializing, England has its pubs. Italy has its piazzas. And Iceland has its pools.

On a snowy February afternoon, the outdoor West End pool in the capital city of Reykjavik was busy. Steam rose off the hot tubs, heated by Iceland’s vast geothermal network.

Laughter and chatting filled the air. This is Iceland’s meeting place. And in a country with minimal daylight in the long, gray winter, these pools might be the key to Iceland’s happiness.

Iceland’s natural surroundings, though stunning, can be harsh and desolate. Snow, sleet and rain blow wildly in the wind during the winter. The…

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