Blue Zones are regions of the world where Dan Buettner claims people live much longer than average. The term first appeared in his November 2005 National Geographic magazine cover story, “The Secrets of a Long Life”. Buettner identified five regions as “Blue Zones” (a term he trademarked: Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria(Greece); and among the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California. He offers an explanation, based on data and first hand observations, for why these populations live healthier and longer lives than others.
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Ever wonder why wealthy people live longer just like blue zones. Oh, don’t get me wrong I’m not suggesting you necessarily have to be rich to live longer, because I don’t think majority of the population in the Blue zones area are rich. Rather there’s a correlation although being rich doesn’t hurt. So here are those habits that make people live longer and happier.
1. sense of purpose or importance
Whether they have it unknowingly, or they’re just make their way through, most of individuals in Blue Zone society know their own self worth. They tend to set the rules so to emphasize their sense of being. That sense of belonging always lead them to get out of bed with a positive image about themselves each morning.
2. Belonging to a community
Rich people join the clubs and socialize with others. Just like in the Blue Zones. They get to gather often and they try to enjoy for the time being. Moreover they enjoy each other’s company rather than being forced to join a group. Needless to say they are lees likely stay in a toxic relationship for too long.
3. Slow down
This is a real luxury that’ll easily add up 10 good years to their lifespan. Being able to slow down in the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a nice vacation here and there is a must. They tend to relax and not to take life so seriously. stress is the number one killer in this modern age.
4. On the move
You may think that millionaires are lazy. If you think that they don’t cook, shop for food, or get their kids from school often you are absolutely right. But I’ve never met a millionaire which they stay home and do nothing. They are very active people and do whatever makes them happy like hunting, horseback riding, skying, etc…
Show me a wealthy person who doesn’t brag about their wine cellar. Red wine contains resveratrol which is a polyphenol, an anti-aging potent. According to the studies resveratrol increases animals life span however it’s unclear to have the same effect in humans. Studies show in both groups wine consumption is very common.[*]
6. Helping others to thrive
You might say that millionaires are very self-centered. Here is why they most likely involve in charity business. If you got your glass full, it’ll overflow as simple as that. No wonder that giving back is one of the main principles of most wealthy individuals. Because it leaves a person with a wonderful feeling. In which it couldn’t be purchased in a bottle. Just like Blue Zone people. They seem to be have a better understanding of cooperation in general.
7. Enjoying food
Food is something sacred in the Blue zone regions. In terms of gathering them from quality sources and eating around the table. Where they can share and enjoy it all together. Rich people love food as well, they always on the hunt for a good restaurant and they get their food from high quality sources. That’s why they always have a nice glow on their faces.