People are healthiest in the blue zones. The top five: Sardinia, Okinawa, Nicoya (Costa Rica), Loma Linda (the country of California), and Ikaria (Greece). Link. What do people in blue zones have in common? Lots of constant activity:
They live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without even thinking about it. This means that they grow gardens, walk throughout the day, and minimize mechanical conveniences for house and yard work.
In fact, Blue Zones researchers determined that routine natural movement is one of the most impactful ways to increase your life span, and a common habit among the world’s longest-lived populations. Link.
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