Expert Feature

Dan Buettner on Longevity in Ikaria

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 19, 2022

Dan Buettner is a researcher, author and founder of the Blue Zones®, a company dedicated to creating healthy communities. Along with two other demographers, he discovered 5 place with the highest density of people who live the longest and healthiest (the so-called “BlueZones”), one of which is Ikaria, Greece. Here are the factors he uncovered that explain their longevity:

  1. They have mindless exercise built into their days.
  2. They consume a Mediterranean-style diet.
  3. They drink herbal teas.
  4. They regularly take naps.
  5. They occasionally fast.
  6. They prioritize family.
  7. They opt for goat's milk instead of cow's milk.

For more read the details on the BlueZones blog.

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