The Blue Zones
by Dan Buettner
Living a long, lucid and active life just got easier. Buettner, with the support of the National Geographic Society, discovered 6 blue zones, regions of the world with abnormally high concentrations of centenarians. Examples include Nicoya, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, California.
Common wisdom shared by centenarians includes: having ikigai, a reason to wake up every morning; establishing a plan de vida or life plan; eating more nuts and less meat; and socializing. The author includes longevity lessons from each blue zone and hosts a website, which includes recipes and other tools, at www.bluezones.com.