Blue zones

Blue Zones are areas around the world where people are living the longest (highest concentration of 100 year olds) and they are living the longest without diseases like heart issues, obesity, cancer, diabetes, or dementia.  They are also less likely to suffer from depression. Most live medication free their entire lives.  They are healthier and happier people all around. 

So what are they doing right? What is their secret? Take a look!

Living longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives all comes down to one thing—a lifestyle.  It’s all about making your current lifestyle better.

Dan Buettner, New York Times Best-Selling Author has been working with the National Geographic Society to identify hot spots of longevity around the world.  These areas are called Blue Zones because a team of researchers had once circled a target region on a map with blue ink.  

Blue zones

The 5 Blue Zones

Ikaria, Greece

Ikaria, Greece

Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa, Japan

Ogliastra Region, Sardinia

Ogliastra Region, Sardinia

Loma Linda, California

Loma Linda, California

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rico

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rico