Ditch the gym take a bus. People on public transportation walk avg 19 mins/day & reduce risk of heart disease by 11%
Humans are adaptable - we can get used to freezing temps but we don't adapt to noise. Find quiet places to downshift
Japanese women live almost 8% longer than American women. Their role in raising grandchildren may play a part
Volunteer in 2017!
104-yr old Graciela Perez's secret? Quickly forget disappointment, don't expect too much & treat everyone to a smile
Make minestrone soup straight from the Sardinian Blue Zone! youtube.com/watch?v=SI2zj1…
Married people live up to 6 years longer than their single, divorced or widowed counterparts. FIND YOUR RIGHT TRIBE
Make it a New Year's resolution to try to bus, bike or walk to work if you can!
Especially as we begin a new year, make sure you're taking time to downshift and enjoy the little things in life.
Use the Blue Zones Food Guidelines to #livelongerbetter
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Knowing your purpose can add up to 7 years to your life bluezones.com/2011/08/the-ri…
If you dedicate yourself to a new practice for as little as 5 weeks, the practice is more likely to become habit
Nicoyan centenarians get frequent visits from neighbors. They know how to listen, laugh & appreciate what they have.
Bike lanes and sidewalks make the active choice easy. Populations with access to these are 35% more active
Mugwort, ginger, and turmeric are all staples of an Okinawan garden, and all have proven medicinal qualities.
HAVE FAITH - Studies show attending religious gatherings 4 times per month can add 4-14 years to your life
Make salads heartier by sprinkling cooked beans onto them. BZ favorites are chickpeas and black beans.
LABOR=LONGEVITY - Instead of "retirement," purpose propels people to their 90s. Filipe Gudoy: 103
The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits.
Make a mint chip smoothie that is healthy enough for breakfast, but tastes like dessert! bluezones.com/recipe/mint-ch…
Avocados are popular in the Adventist community. Ounce for ounce, avocados contain 30% more potassium than bananas
"Tell them I still feel like I'm 20." - Ellsworth Wareham, Loma Linda (at 99-years-old)
BZ CARBS: Eat more beans, greens, nuts & fruits and fewer potatoes, sweets, and white bread
Learn the secrets of Okinawa with this throwback to Dan Buettner's first explorations youtube.com/watch?v=csa3EQ…
"The greatest joy in life is to love and be loved."