Finally planning to visit one of the Blue Zones as defined by Dan Buettner. The epicenter of my first zone is the Parco nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu in Sardinia. People is these zones are reported to live long (high % of 100+) lives full of well-being. As my attention shifts towards promoting the well-being of (myself and) the people around me as a necessary pre-condition (whatever your underlying purpose is) I’m interested to learn more about what works and why.
According to Dan the key ingredients in Sardinia are:
1. Eat a lean, plant-based diet accented with meat.
2. Put family first.
3. Drink goat’s milk.
4. Celebrate elders.
5. Take a walk.
6. Drink a glass or two of red wine daily.
7. Laugh with friends.
I’ll let you know when I get back in August. See also: Blue Zones