Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blue Zones

A couple of weeks ago, I read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner.  It was from a bunch of work he did for National Geographic on people who live the longest and where they're concentrated.  Sardinia, Okinawa, Nicoya (Costa Rica) and the Seventh Day Adventist group near LA.  Lots of neat insights into aging well.  Some things in common were poverty and not eating much even once they did have more.  They seem to manage stress via community and feel very valuable within their families even after age 100.  There was usually some spiritual component.  Another commonality was growing gardens and eating that food primarily.

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