Monday, June 23, 2008

Lessons for Living Longer

Can blue zones help turn back the biological clock? A recent article from NPR discusses the new book from Dan Buettner, entitled, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

According to Buettner's research, the regions in the world where people live the longest are the Sardinia island in Italy, Okinawa Japan, Loma Linda California, and Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.

Also interesting to note is that those who eat peanuts on a regular basis live longer than those who don't.

Here are the basic guidelines for living longer:

  1. Create an environment that encourages physical activity
  2. Set up your kitchen in such a way that you're not overeating
  3. Cultivate a sense of purpose
  4. Surround yourself with the right people
There's no need to hunt for the Fountain of Youth. You can simply extend your life by changing your habits and surrounding yourself with people who encourage and support your lifestyle.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. The 4 guidelines are key no matter how long we may want to live. Make it
worth the stay here. Have a joyful
life and bring joy to others.
Grandma S. :)

Single_M0M said...

Amen, sister. I mean Mom.