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The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
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Jul 29, 2011

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Okinawa, Japana. Sardinia, Italy. Loma Linda, California. Costa Rica. And Greece. All had small, insular communities in these areas that have an extremely high proportion of 100+ yr old centenarians relative to the rest of the world. The author and his research team traveled to these areas to find out why.

Some is not particularly groundbreaking (be active, eat your veggies) but it does offer an interesting look with in-depth interviews of these centenarians, most of whom "felt" younger as you read their stories and quotes on the pages. So he does a good job of conveying your vitality.

At the end he combines lessons from all of the "Blue Zones" and offers practical tips / ideas to get started. As a person who seeks a nice work/play "balance" in life, this was an interesting book to read.

I recommend.

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