The five places that people live the longest in the world are called the ‘Blue Zones’: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece.
This is not just about living though, these people remain vigorous and energetic!
Blue Zone Secrets:
1.) Sunlight is important, often combined with attending to a garden.
2.) Daily exercise, get some! Walking being a favourite in the Blue Zones.
3.) Eating is not about gorging, instead being mindful and eating until 80% full.
4.) Consume healthy fats daily, including: nuts, oils, avocado. Get a colourful variety of food daily, mixing legumes, fruits, and veg. Eat organic, home-grown, meats or fresh seafood. Eat from the garden as much as you can. Drink fresh clean water always.
5.) Have a purpose in life, enjoying humour, and a positive outlook.
6.) Emotional and spiritual health are nourished very much in the Blue Zones. As are personal relationships. Family, friends and love are very important.
7.) Sleeping eight hours a night is a must. Plus take time to enjoy relaxing during the day; take time to nap and socialize.
Mostly the blue zones live a happy, healthy, balanced life. They keep life simple. They live in harmony with the earth.
What can you do today to live a longer healthier life?
Don’t take life so seriously, no one gets out alive.