Bastille Day is coming up fast, but before you feast on a wheel of Brie and drink several cocktails made with Lillet, we think it’s worth taking some time to reflect on health lessons from the French, in honor of their nation’s Birthday. They’re better known for buttery cuisine and puffing on cigarettes than hitting up the gym or worrying about superfoods, but the French have some long-standing traditions that aren’t so bad for your health. Dukan Diet aside, we think you’d be wise to adopt several of them (and you might just feel more chic, too).
Here are a few of our favorite French traditions we think you should adopt, in honor of Bastille Day. Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!