I recently read (and highly recommend) the book, Blue Zones - 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest, written by New York Times best-selling author and National Geographic Fellow, Dan Buettner, a man I became familiar with via podcast back in 2017.
Since then, I've followed the Blue Zones Instagram account, but didn't read the book until over Christmas vacation, because my sister was reading it, and I wanted to be like her:)
So, just FYI, Mr. Buettner is originally from Minnesota, and he's pretty handsome (but he's taken by the beautiful Kathy Freston), and he actually rode his bike across Africa a couple times and didn't wear sunscreen because he didn't have room for it. HOT!
So, back to Blue Zones ...
There are FIVE Blue Zones throughout the world - Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica and Okinawa, Japan. These five places are populated with more centenarians (people who have lived to be 100) than any other places on Earth. Just a side note - these Blue Zone centenarians still lead healthy, active lives. Why? How? Well - The good people at Blue Zones will explain it way better that I can, so please follow the links below to read a short history about the Blue Zones research project, as well as the NINE habits (Power 9) people who live in each of the Blue Zones share:
Finally - In an effort to do all the things my big sister does, I copied her and bought The Blue Zones Kitchen cookbook, which I absolutely LOVE! Be on the lookout for some Blue Zones Kitchen recipes to grace the Fresh Seven kitchen in 2020.
Peace, Love and Guttural Laughter!