Monday, February 7, 2011

Try to Live in the Blue Zone!

Explorer and author, Dan Buettner traveled the globe in search of the Blue Zones - those pockets of humanity with the greatest longevity, good health and happiness. After observing and interviewing the populations living within these Blue Zones, Buettner was able to identify four zones spread throughout the globe (and later a fifth). Researchers then identified what characteristics were common amongst these groups in the Blue Zones. From there they developed the "9 Tips for Longevity".
Here are two links regarding the Blue Zones. They come compliments of IDEA Fitness Journal from February 2011 and March 2010, respectively. Let me know if you would like a hard copy of either article.

The first is a short hand-out type article which lists the 9 Tips:

The second is a more in-depth article describing the Blue Zones and the happy, healthy people who live in them (check out the pyramid at the bottom of the article):

So... Set one Blue Zone goal for yourself this week and get started on your way to a healthier, happier and longer life!
Viven Azul!

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