It could come down to staying active, eating more veggies, nuts (healthy fat) and beans (fiber) — literally.
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IF YOU want to improve the health of Americans, why not look around the world for places where people live the longest, healthiest lives and then try to copy whatever it is they’re doing?
That’s exactly what Dan Buettner, the author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest has done — he’s traveled the world to find out why the longest-lived among us live so long.
Examples of areas he calls “blue zones” are Sardinia, Okinawa, Costa Rica (the Nicoya Peninsula), Ikaria (a Greek island), and Loma Linda, California. What these blue zone residents have in common include exercising regularly, eating more vegetables/less meat, engaging in social networking, and having a sense of purpose.
Adding colorful veggies, beans and nuts to your diet is a surprisingly big step forward, but as Mr. Buetter explains in the above video, ultimately you need to examine your life and environment and make some changes.
The good news is that many of these changes are quite simple.
Enjoy the video… oh, and if you’re so inclined, use the “comments” section below to share with readers what you’ve done or are planning to do to add some extra vital years to your life.
Published on February 5, 2010