Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wanna live long?

I just read a really interesting article about the cultures in the world where people live the longest. It takes less than 5 minutes to read and you can find it here.

This is an excerpt from a similar article found here.

The Power 9
In 2000 a team of scientists and I began studying cultures where people live longest. The residents of these "Blue Zones" don't diet or belong to health clubs, but they do share common healthy behaviors. We call them the Power 9:

1 Keep Moving
Find ways to move naturally, such as walking, gardening, using fewer labor-saving devices.

2 Find Purpose
And pursue it with passion.

3 Slow Down
Work less, rest, take vacations.

4 Stop Eating...
...when you're 80 percent full.

5 Dine on Plants
Eat more veggies, and less meat and processed foods.

6 Drink Red Wine
Do it consistently but in moderation.

7 Join a group
Create a healthy social network.

8 Feed your soul
Engage in spiritual activities.

9 Love your tribe
Make family a high priority. -D.B.

You can watch this 20 minute video on the subject.

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