What The World Can Learn From Brazil About Living Well (part 2)

3. Brazilians love getting in the exercise

You know, physical activity is an essential part of life in Brazil. This country indeed has the second-largest fitness industry in the world following the U.S.

You see, even the gym’s outside, popular sports such as soccer, volleyball, futevolei, jiu-jitsu, Capoeira, as well as polo are apt to be useful for people to get the sweat on.

What is the result? Considerably lower average weight as well as BMI compared to in the U.S. As per government data, the a 30-something Brazilian man’s average weight is 5’6″ as well as 163.5 pounds (a 26.3 BMI) and one woman, 5’2″ as well as 137 pounds (25.1 BMI), as opposed to the U.S., in which one comparable man is 5’9″ as well as 199.5 pounds (29.5 BMI), 5’4″ as well as 169 pounds (29 BMI) for a woman.

4. Brazilians dão um jeito

You know, there is always a sure way to attain something. That message of resourcefulness and resilience is central to the local culture, where the jeitinho Brasileiro’s concept, one alternative “way” or shortcut for getting the things you need is considered central to daily life. You see, the “jeitinho” is known as the word jeito’s diminutive form, meaning one’s manner or way, and address the way that one can circumvent one inefficient and sometimes corrupt bureaucratic entanglement in Brazil.

5. They juiced before juicing became a big thing

You know, there is a reason that fancy SoHo juice bars are stocked with Brazilian staples such as acerola, açai, as well as passion fruit: Brazilians started consuming juices of fresh-pressed fruit decades ago. Casas de sucos are not only for skeletal stylists on a diet, but also in Brazil they are extra popular for anyone.

What The World Can Learn From Brazil About Living Well (part 1)

Brazil holds one charming position in the public imagination, owing to its unparalleled physical beauty, the abundant arts and culture as well as the incredible warmth from Brazilians. Its natural wealth is staggering – you know, it is home to plenty of the Amazon rainforest.

In other words, the abundance, innovative business of South America’s largest country, and natural beauty have captured any public imagination.

1. The priority is Happiness

You know, Brazil’s alegria’s intrinsic, infectious nature is not to get understated — affecting not only culture but also policy in equal measure.

In case you do not know, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – one organization, announced the generation of the trusted Well Being Brazil Index — one measure of happiness as well as wellness to get implemented in various cities from Brazil to assist public officials in implementing policies which support and enhance well-being.

According to Morena Baccarin – an actress who is Brazilian-born, American-raised. they have had one joy for life in Brazil – not being like in any country she has ever seen,” 

Such attention brings a real impact on the citizens: Brazilian women are scored as the happiest female people in the world on one happiness index survey that is conducted by FGV. From the same poll, Brazil ranked as the most satisfied among the BRICS countries (India, China, South Africa, Brazil, Russia) — meaning, the countries’ happiest contending with vast inequalities as well as fast-shifting economic aside from socio-political circumstances.

2. A way of life is Celebration 

Brazilians are known for their celebration of carnaval — one annual festival which precedes Lent. Between many more extensive than life costumes, joyful processions and infectiously dance-friendly music, it would be simple to think that the holiday may be the best celebration in the year from Brazil. Yet, that would be wrong: They turn all occasions into the demonstrations of joyfulness, artistic expression, and community togetherness.

Some dominant Brazilian cultural characteristics

From the overview of Brazilian culture, we can learn more about the cultural characteristics of this country, through the following aspects:

Cultural communication

Despite the strong influence of European culture, Brazil has a more warm and sincere behavior. When meeting each other apart from handshakes, people can easily touch their shoulders, hug and kiss each other’s cheeks. However, when they were strangers, they only rewarded and shook hands lightly.

Vocative

In addressing people often use the name to call, except for those with large ranks, can call more positions, study functions. For older people with high power, “Senhor” will be added to the name. They always appreciate friendliness, fun and rarely express different opinions when disagreeing, and rarely openly argue.

Offerings

Brazilians can invite to eat when they first meet, the owners and guests will sit facing each other and wish each other a glass of wine. The expression of unrestrained drinking when new to meals is often not appreciated.

The Brazilian style also has a common characteristic of Westerners, when they meet each other always make sure they are on time, invite each other, they will pay. Despite being invited, equal money sharing is obvious when going out together, avoiding paying the money you need to pay will make Brazilian friends have a wrong view of you.

If you meet on the street, you should not call out loud, but just wave your hand. The gestures like “OK” by hand are considered rude in Brazil, while the gesture of holding hands and thumbs up between the index finger and ring finger are said to be good luck. This is a strange thing and it should be noted when done in Brazil if you don’t want to be considered rude.

Costume culture

Brazilian national costumes are quite colorful and usually only present during festivals. In everyday life Brazilians dress in casual clothes, sometimes quite cool because the weather here is very hot. But in the work clothes are very discreet, upholding politeness..