Long Living populations and Blue Zones

By pjain      Published June 29, 2020, 10:11 p.m. in blog Health   

Long Living populations - Lessons from the Blue Zones

Blue Zones Overview

Blue Zones are places on the earth where people over the age of 90 being at amazing rates as compared with the developed world average rate.

Beneficial diet and lifestyle

  • Daily and Moderate physical activities
  • Healthy eating habits

Sleep, Low stress Living

Mid-day naps

Socializing

Frequent socializing Extremely low rates of depression

Non-Toxic Environment

Avoidance of smoking Clean rural Environment mountain living

Caucaus Mountains

Hunza Tribes of Himalayas

Ikaria, Greece

Sardinia, Italy

Okinawa, Japan

Island of nearl immortals

  • Amongst the islanders, the truly elderly are cherished as treasures.
  • Lots of grandmothers that get together to talk, staying active, dancing and socialize in senior centers.

  • Their 'moai' are century old social groups that used to collect funds to help members, share potlucks, and this tradition continues today.

Ikigai - Okinawan concept of happiness

It is only something which you can do for yourself.

  • Being close to children, grandkids and grand-grand-kids.
  • Saying hellow to everyone with a smile.
  • Thinking of oneself as young - wearing stylish, colorful, good clothes -not the drab, baggy ones that many elderly wear.
  • Practicing yoga, flexibility, weight lifting - not thinking oneself as fragile.

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Seventh Day Adventists located in Loma Linda, CA

You would see a population that has a higher longevity than the average American. In addition, they also have a much lower risk of chronic disease. Seventh Day participants are practicing vegetarians because one of their religious beliefs is to respect the body. They do consume dairy products. Adventists practice a very healthy lifestyle that includes exercising regularly and avoiding smoking and alcohol.mediterranean-vegetables-stew-with-lamb

Blue Zones Resources

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170: Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones • 4 Foods You Should Always Have On Hand • The Importance... - YouTube Dr.McDougall- Fighting the Big Fat Lies with Fad-Free Truth, Chapter Eight- Low-Carb Hysteria. - YouTube Blue Zones: Can Communities Eat Their Way to Longer Lives? - YouTube How to live to be 100+ - Dan Buettner - YouTube Your Personal "Blue Zone" | Nick Buettner | TEDxFridley - YouTube Blue zones multiply for healthier lives: Amy Tomczyk at TEDxMontclair - YouTube Blue zones -- lessons from people who've lived the longest: Archelle Georgiou at TEDxUMKC - YouTube Long life depends on this: Gary Wenk at TEDxColumbus - YouTube Avoid Salt. Eat fish and Soy. Live longer - [English]: Yukio Yamori at TEDxTokyo - YouTube The Power of Plant-Based Eating | Dr. Joanne Kong | TEDxUniversityOfRichmond - YouTube Aging: It's Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM - YouTube The art of innovation | Guy Kawasaki | TEDxBerkeley - YouTube Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck - YouTube 170: Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones • 4 Foods You Should Always Have On Hand • The Importance... - YouTube Dr.McDougall- Fighting the Big Fat Lies with Fad-Free Truth, Chapter Eight- Low-Carb Hysteria. - YouTube Blue Zones: Can Communities Eat Their Way to Longer Lives? - YouTube How to live to be 100+ - Dan Buettner - YouTube Your Personal "Blue Zone" | Nick Buettner | TEDxFridley - YouTube Blue zones multiply for healthier lives: Amy Tomczyk at TEDxMontclair - YouTube Blue zones -- lessons from people who've lived the longest: Archelle Georgiou at TEDxUMKC - YouTube Long life depends on this: Gary Wenk at TEDxColumbus - YouTube Avoid Salt. Eat fish and Soy. Live longer - [English]: Yukio Yamori at TEDxTokyo - YouTube The Power of Plant-Based Eating | Dr. Joanne Kong | TEDxUniversityOfRichmond - YouTube Aging: It's Not What You Think | Thad Polk | TEDxUofM - YouTube The art of innovation | Guy Kawasaki | TEDxBerkeley - YouTube Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck - YouTube


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