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World Information: Blue Zones 🗺️

Updated: May 4

🌏 Blue zones are regions in the world that are home to some of the oldest and healthiest people. Blue Zones regions include Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California, USA (Image 1).

Blue Zones regions were discovered by author and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner, who has worked for more than a decade researching about longevity.

Although lifestyles differ slightly, there were common factors that united the regions. For example, people living in Blue Zones mostly follow a plant-based healthy diet 🥗, exercise regularly🏃🏻‍♀️, get enough sleep 😴and have good spiritual, family and social networks 🤝🏼 (Image 2).

To learn more about Blue Zones, we recommend watching the new Netflix documentary series titled “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones” 🌏


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