If you long to live until 100, then you’re in the right place. We have some of the most common health tips that centennials around the world follow. As you will soon see, it’s easier than you’d think.
Dan Buettner, the author of The Blue Zones and The Blue Zone Solution, identified parts of the world that have the highest concentrations of centennials and named them blue zones. Not only do these places have the highest concentration of people over 100, but they also have extremely low rates of chronic diseases. There are currently five blue zones: Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and the Ogliastra region of Sardinia.
Here are some tips from the blue zone population:
Exercise every day: By exercise, they don’t necessarily mean that you need to hit up the gym every single day. Rather, make a habit out of staying active—when you have the chance, choose to walk instead of drive. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, plant a garden, do anything as long as it keeps you active and not sitting down all day.
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As you age, it’s recommended to shed the high-intensity workouts and opt for low-intensity exercises, like walking or swimming.
Eat more plants: Include more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans into your diet. We know, you get this advice all the time, but seemingly with good reason. Another great food to add to your diet on a daily basis is nuts. Almonds and cashews are great for your health, and typically add up to three years to life expectancy.
Centenarians do eat meat, but only on occasion, and they limit their red meat intake.
Drink wine: The people of Sardinia are known to drink a lot of…