Saturday, May 23, 2009

The French Lead The World...

...In Eating And Sleeping!

Really crucial piece of information I read a couple of weeks ago. (It has nothing to do with China but with a title like that I couldn’t not report!)

Here's a stereotype that is backed up by hard data.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released a report detailing sleeping and eating habits of 18 of the world's developed countries.

Its conclusion: The French sleep and eat more than any other people in the developed world.

Specifically, the study found that the French sleep an average of nine hours every night, which is about 30 minutes longer than the average American does. The Japanese and Koreans average less than eight hours of sleep a night.

As far as eating goes, the French spend more than two hours per day, on average, eating -- roughly twice the time Americans spend eating.

The French are also world leaders for taking vacation, an average of 35 days a year -- but the OECD study didn't address that.

Go France

On a side note (because I love side notes) French women have one of the longest life expectancy in the world (84.1 years). Maybe this explains that!