Want To Be Healthier And Live Longer? Adopt A Blue Zone Community Mindset

By: | March 11, 2017

Diets, crash courses, lifestyle gurus and what not! We have so much around us that claim to give us the secret to leading happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. It is all available but for a price. With so much hype and surrounding these things, it is easy to lose sight of the basics regarding what is required to lead a happy, balanced and healthy life.

Instead of following fads and trends, here is what you can do. See how the longest living people around the world are eating and living. You can do this by looking at the blue zones.

So you might be wondering whether the Blue Zones is a diet regimen. It is not. “It is just a term used to describe communities around the world that have been found to have long, healthy lives”, says Tim Crowe – a nutrition academic, accredited practicing dietician and Blue Zones, expert.

The term ‘Blue Zones’ came into limelight after researchers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain drew blue circles on the map to mark villages in the Sardinia region of Italy where there was the largest concentration of male centenarians. They named these zones ‘Blue Zones’. Further research led to the classification of six more Blue Zones across the world.

At the moment there are seven blue zones around the world. These include:

Sardinia and Acciarol in Italy; the islands of Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece;