The Average Life Expectancy in Slovenia Is Steadily Growing
The average life expectancy in Slovenia, according to recent data, is about 82 years. Meanwhile, it is growing steadily and markedly. According to the World Bank, in 1990, the representatives of this country lived for 9 years less. The average life expectancy of Slovenes in 2000 was 75 and a half years. Such high rates are the results of many factors, including good environmental situation, food products of high quality, active lifestyle, and sport activities.
Against the backdrop of the already high life expectancy of Slovenes, real records of longevity are fixed in the country. For example, Nikolaj Dragoš lived for 110 years. Born in 1907, he passed through the Second World War, and then worked in the law enforcement agency until his retirement. He married at 40, raised a son and a daughter. Being already at the age of 100, he was fond of writing songs. By the way, another two Slovenes, Marija Vencelj Maggi and Katarina Marinič, also lived up to 110 years.
Returning to the topic of an active lifestyle, we note that in Slovenia’s universities all conditions have been created for engaging students in sports activities. In particular, in Maribor students can take advantage of doing sports besides all their academic duties. There is a number of organizations in Maribor that provide services designed specifically for students, which, first of all, is evidenced by favourable prices. It is an individual decision which sport to choose, but, in any case, regular sports activities help to overcome day-to-day stress, improve concentration, and, from a global perspective, save health for many years.