What Blue Zones Can Teach us About Being Healthy, Happy, and Forgetting to Die

October 7, 2021 by

If you are an avid follower of fitness and health trends, you have probably heard the term “Blue Zones” before. Blue Zones describe the five regions of the world in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. that have the highest concentration of centenarians (people who live to 100+) in the world. Islands and locations where people forget to die.

The five blue zones are:

  1. Icaria, Greece
  2. Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy
  3. Okinawa, Japan
  4. Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
  5. Loma Linda, California

Despite being scattered across the globe, people in the five blue zones do share a number of dietary patterns and lifestyle factors that researchers believe contribute to their longevity. While genetics do play a role in lifespan, research suggest that our genes probably only account for about 25% of longevity

The other 75%? Environmental factors.

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