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:
- They have mindless exercise built into their days.
- They consume a Mediterranean-style diet.
- They drink herbal teas.
- They regularly take naps.
- They occasionally fast.
- They prioritize family.
- They opt for goat's milk instead of cow's milk.
For more read the details on the BlueZones blog.