5 Secrets to Live Over 100 Years Old!
There are places on earth where, if you don’t make it to 100, it’s almost unusual.
These places have been studied by scientists for decades and have been given a name: blue zones.
As it turns out, blue zones exist only in a few places on earth:
The islands of Okinawa, Japan
Loma Linda, California
Nicoya, Costa Rica
But there’s one reason why these people have been studied so much by scientists.
Beyond just living to 100 in much higher rates than virtually anywhere else in the world, these people suffer from a fraction of the health issues that most westerners suffer from in their 30s, 40s, 50s and later.
Dementia, heart issues and depression are almost non-existent among these people. What this means it that these people live a fantastic quality of life their entire (long) lives – not just at the end.
That is why this research is so tremendously valuable to most of us.
What’s Wrong In the West?
In the United States, 50% of the people that die every year die from Heart Disease and Cancer – both of which are somewhat preventable.
We know that there are cultures on earth without heart disease.
And we know that there are cultures on earth without cancer or incredibly low rates of cancer.
And we know that both have a very strong diet and lifestyle component. Yet we haven’t quite figured out why so many people are dying.
What’s amazing is that in these blue zone communities (in particular, Ikaria, Greece) cancer rates are a fraction of what they are in the west, heart disease rates are almost HALF of what they are, and dementia doesn’t even exist.
What that means is that not only do these people rarely get many of the diseases you and I would get (and thus live a more enjoyable, pain-free life), they enjoy optimal health throughout their entire lives – almost until the day they die.
By living a certain lifestyle, not only do you improve your health NOW, this ensures you avoid the major killers later in your life.
So rather than just saying “okay, but what if I don’t want to live to 100?” these suggestions will help you live an optimally healthy and happy life now.