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“I wake up in the morning and I see that flower, with the dew on its petals, and at the way it's folding out, and it makes me happy, she said. It's important to focus on the things in the here and now, I think. In a month, the flower will be shriveled and you will miss its beauty if you don't make the effort to do it now. Your life, eventually, is the same way.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Drink without getting drunk
Love without suffering jealousy
Eat without overindulging
Never argue
And once in a while, with great discretion, misbehave”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“In places where women have achieved gender equality, for instance, men tend to be happier than women. And in places where women are still not treated equally, women are often happier than men. Other studies have shown that, despite the popular belief that nobody wants to get older, most people actually get happier after a certain age.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“Eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people, and smile - Kamada Nakasato, 102-y/o-female fr. Okinawa”
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“The more things for which you develop a fondness the richer the life you live.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“A doctor may know more than a peasant, but a peasant and a doctor know more together.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
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“Many age-related diseases are caused by an immune system out of balance. Excessive or unnecessary inflammation accelerates heart disease, bone loss,”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“I found that when you are depressed, that’s when you do something for somebody else.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“As much as her patients might have wanted to adopt a healthier lifestyle, in other words, everything all around them was pushing them in another direction, down the wrong road.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“That’s why the Blue Zones Project was so valuable. It shifted the focus to the environment, to making it easier to obtain healthy foods and to stay active.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Furat chie benit dae su mare”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“This sweet potato—high in flavonoids, vitamin C, fiber, carotenoids, and slow-burning carbohydrates—is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“WHAT CAN ADD ON MORE GOOD YEARS? Robert Kane: Rather than exercising for the sake of exercising, try to make changes to your lifestyle. Ride a bicycle instead of driving. Walk to the store instead of driving. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Build that into your lifestyle. The chances are that you will sustain that behavior for a much longer time. And the name of the game here is sustaining. These things that we try—usually after some cataclysmic event has occurred, and we now want to ward off what seems to be the more perceptible threat of dying—don’t hold up over the long haul. We find all sorts of reasons not to do it. The second thing I’d tell you is don’t take up smoking. The biggest threat to improving our lifestyles has been cigarette smoking. That trumps everything else. Once you’re a nonsmoker, I would try to get you to learn to develop a moderate lifestyle in regard to your weight to build into your daily routine enough exercise to keep you going.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“A stranger is a friend i haven't met yet.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“And as we shall see in forthcoming chapters, purpose and love are essential ingredients in all Blue Zone recipes for longevity.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“Genuinely happy people do not just sit around being content. They make things happen. They pursue new understandings, seek new achievements, and control their thoughts and feelings.”
Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
“No one thing explains longevity in the Blue Zones. It’s really an interconnected web of factors—including what we eat, our social network, daily rituals, physical environment, and sense of purpose—that propels us forward and gives life meaning.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Wine @ 5. People in all Blue Zones (even some Adventists) drink alcohol moderately and regularly. Moderate drinkers outlive nondrinkers. The trick is to drink one to two glasses per day with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all week and have 14 drinks on Saturday.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“The average American now consumes 46 slices of pizza, 200 pounds of meat, and 607 pounds of milk and other dairy products, and washes it down with 57 gallons of soda pop a year. We consume 8,000 teaspoons of added sugar and 79 pounds of fat annually. We eat 4.5 billion pounds of fries and 2 billion pounds of chips a year.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Ikarian cooks, like their counterparts in places such as France, Spain, or Italy, lean heavily on dishes that include vegetables, whole grains, fruits, olive oil, and occasionally a little fish.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Begin by answering this question in a single, memorable sentence: Why do you get up in the morning?”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“dishes. BLACK-EYED”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Recent studies found bitter melon an “effective anti-diabetic” as powerful as pharmaceuticals in helping to regulate blood sugar.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“We should go back to building towns the way our great-grandparents did, he suggested. Most people today want to live in a community where they don’t have to drive long distances. They want to live near enough to the stores and jobs so they can walk, take a bus, or ride a bike wherever they need to go.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“How long can each of us expect to live? What really happens to our bodies when we age? Why can’t we just take a pill to extend our lives? How can we live longer? How can we live better? And why does changing our lifestyles add more good years?”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“the author of Why We Age: What Science Is Discovering About the Body’s Journey Through Life.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
“If you were to take two men of equal height, one a meat-eater and the other a vegan, the meat-eater was likely to weigh an extra 20 pounds. The meat-eater was also likely to die sooner.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“HARA HACHI BU”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

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