Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blue Zones

The idea of Blue Zones is interesting to me. It is not from a Christian point of view, so it is obviously lacking a lot of insight into how to live a long and happy life. But there are still things to be learned from their research. From the website:

We studied the verifiable parts of the world where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. We distill their lifestyle lessons and then, working with top scientists, offer ways for you to learn, measure and act on your own longevity and happiness.

Power 9™ are specific lifestyle habits shared by the world’s longest living people. Here they are in summary:

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

2. Find Purpose - And pursue it with passion.

3. Slow Down - Work less, rest, take vacations.

4. Stop Eating - When you are 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.


Hodgepodgemom said...

Most of these a common sense that we so often overlook! Great reminders. I have a blog award for you over on Hodgepodge: http://www.hodgepodge.me/2011/08/sweet/

Thanks for being such encouragement!

Brandy said...

Thanks so much Tricia!