The secrets to well-being and longevity are found in the Power 9®—nine common principles from the world’s blue zones longevity hotspots. They can be grouped into four categories. These principles are the basis for how Blue Zones Project impacts communities to make healthy choices easier.
Homes, communities, and workplaces are designed to nudge people into physical activity. Focus should be given to favorite activities, as individuals are more likely to practice them regularly. For example: gardening, walking, or biking to run errands, and playing with one’s family are great ways to incorporate natural movement into the day.
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Individuals know and can articulate their sense of purpose. They also take time to downshift, ensuring their day is punctuated with periods of calm.
In most cases, fad diets do not provide sustainable results. Individuals and families can use time-honored strategies for healthier eating habits, including:
DISCOVER how old you really are based on factors like what you eat, your activity, your health history, and how you sleep. Then set goals to lower or maintain your RealAge®.
Research indicates it is exceedingly important that people surround themselves with the “right” people—those who make them happy and support healthy behaviors. Put loved ones first by spending quality time with family and friends, and by participating in a faith-based community.