The renowned scholar of National Geographic has found “places of eternal youth” and has discovered habitats of local people who are known for the tire lifespan.
If you want to experience 100 years, listen to Dan Batner, whose advice is far simpler than you think.
For years, he walked around the globe to find a so-called “blue zone” (places where people live the longest). In such a zone there are more than one hundred years old, and least suffer from diabetes, obesity, heart disease …
So far, it has marked five such areas: Okinawa (Japan), Ogliastra (Sardinia), Ikaria (Greece), Nicoya (Costa Rica) and Loma Linda (California).
Stroll instead of the gym
Dan says the centuries with whom he met everywhere go on his feet. Those with longer life now do not drive, and often engage in kindergartens.
Greens on the plate
Fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals are the basis of the living food of the world. They also eat legumes and nuts, while red meat only about five times a month, mostly pork meat.
Drink up to two glasses of wine a day
The essential part of Sardinia’s diet is the “Cannonau” wine, which contains large amounts of antioxidants and polyphenols. It has been proven that wine reduces the risk of heart disease, some types of cancer, and slows the development of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
They manage to reduce stress
The roots of many diseases are chronic inflammation, which mainly result from inflammation of the intestine due to poor nutrition, conflict and nervousness. The centenarians have a daily ritual with which I stumble this: this is fun with small amounts of alcohol, walking, jogging and nodding, but also a good dose of laughter.
Tire life has a purpose
If someone has a sense of purpose in this world, it extends life to an average of seven years. In Okinawa this is the question: “Why do I wake up in the morning?”
Those who have the answer to this question live longer, healthier and happy.
They are related to each other. Friendships matter and keep them all the time. Every blue zone is known for its strong family and social ties. Surround yourself with your friends and enjoy them in a healthy lifestyle.