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Secrets of Living a Longer & Healthier Life

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Man and Women on Bench

Lifestyle changes can be the most difficult for people to make, especially when they have become longstanding habits. Often it takes a health crisis before we realize that if we want to live longer, we have to make some changes. It can help to know some of the secrets to living longer, so we can start with changes that are easiest to make first. This can vary for different people. Let’s look at some of these secrets.

Secrets of the Blue Zones

Dan BuettnerIn his international best seller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, author Dan Buettner writes about select geographic locations where people seem to be outliving the rest of the world. Buettner says they’re healthier as well, suffering fatal diseases affecting the rest of the world at remarkably lower rates. Among these blue zones are Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and yes, even one place in the USA, Loma Linda, California.
Buettner notes the following lifestyle characteristics shared by these people, who have a higher rate of centenarians than other areas of the world:

 

•  Family first.
•  Typically they don’t smoke.
•  Food comes primarily from plants.
•  Constant moderate physical activity.
•  Socially active.
•  Eat legumes regularly – soybeans, peanuts, peas, lentils, etc.

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Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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10:32PM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. Beauty Pixie

10:47PM PDT on May 16, 2013

LOL! There I think I just added 5 minutes to my life :)

12:02PM PST on Dec 23, 2012

good article

10:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

GOT TO HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR, AND SENSE OF SELF....

5:02AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

great article

10:25AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thanks.

8:50AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks..

9:44AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

:)

11:39PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

both my parents are from Sardinia, now Australia. However, their lifestyle is somewhat different from what they knew in their early life. It may be a case of the first generation looking back to the ancestral land.

Thank you for the article:)

9:10AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

thanks for the good article

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