Is it possible to live much longer than we already do? In the majority of the developed world, life expectancy has increased throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and generally sits at around eighty years across both sexes. However, it appears to have topped out, and is now trending back downwards.
Dan Buettner is a longevity expert who has traveled the world researching the underlying habits societies that live the longest. He calls these longevity hotspots the Blue Zones. There are five specific regions in the world, and one of them is located here in Costa Rica in the Nicoya Peninsula.
Buettner was able to identify a number of common threads that ran through these different societies and organized this information into nine specific categories. This suggests that there are very specific things that individuals and societies can do to live longer and all of these categories are parts of an integrated whole, a way of living. The nine categories are:
Having a caring, supportive and positive family environment can give peace of mind, security, happiness, and companionship.
Belong to a Positive Community
Connect with your neighbors, your colleagues, make friends, be positive and have a sense of community.
Have a Sense of Faith
Investing in your spiritual side gives you a reason to keep going.
Make sure you stay useful to yourself and society as a whole, as there is genuine evidence to suggest it will keep you young.
Allow your body and mind to rest and heal through meditation, breathwork or hanging out with friends and family.
Eat a Mainly Plant-Based Diet
Eat locally sourced, nutrient-dense whole foods, predominantly plant-based, with plenty of wild herbs and spices.
Eat mindfully and slowly until you are about eighty percent full, and then stop. Also, a caloric restriction is a key driver of longevity.
Wine is rich in antioxidants and has multiple benefits if consumed in moderation.
Engage in a high volume of low-level physical activity continuously throughout the day, which has been shown to contribute to longevity.
Take from the article: Lessons from the Blue Zones on How to Live Longer by Alex Williamson. https://medium.com/infinite-mindspace/eternal-life-biohacking-and-longevity-secrets-of-the-blue-zone-9c38d0ed009c?fbclid=IwAR39nFey4-dx04eBldyGlhxWVCKZDp9SDQHaWm5A6cqfX_TqCHJhbyA7AcU
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