The other day, I was flipping through my notes from a recent TED Talks binge, and landed on quotes I’d jotted down from Dan Buettner’s talk on “How to Live to Be 100+.” He and his team spent time studying centenarians (people who live to be 100 or older) and the Blue Zones that many of these people live in. They highlighted Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California. And no, these centenarians didn’t just luck out in the gene pool.
They all have healthy practices and habits that are ingrained into their cultures.I was so inspired by his talk that I decided to dive in and see if I could incorporate some of these practices into my daily life. If you have a chance to watch the episode (or just listen while you’re driving!), it’s worth it! If not, consider this your CliffsNotes version with just the highlights. Here are four of the key habits practiced by the healthiest people in the world… with some tips on incorporating them into your own life! featured image by outdoor voices 1 of 4image by hannah haston