Long & healthy in the ‘zone’

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


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