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Blue Zones – Can Studying Centenarians Teach Us About Wellness?

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Last week I heard National Geographic writer Dan Buettner talk about Blue Zones – communities with unusual high percentage of centenarians.  Can this type of study be instructive to a healthy lifestyle in urban America? I was skeptical. But in the end, I bought the book and buy his Power Nine principles:

Last week I heard National Geographic writer Dan Buettner talk about Blue Zones – communities with unusual high percentage of centenarians.  Can this type of study be instructive to a healthy lifestyle in urban America? I was skeptical. But in the end, I bought the book and buy his Power Nine principles:

  1. Move Naturally
  2. Know Your Purpose
  3. Down Shift
  4. 80% Rule
  5. Plant Slant
  6. Wine at 5
  7. Family First
  8. Belong
  9. Right Tribe

It is encouraging to see these principles being applied to communities around the country.

If you would like to hear him speak, try this popular TED video:

 

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