🌀 BLUE ZONES - What they are and what they're about!

Blue Zones are regions around the world in which people have low rates of chronic disease and live longer than anywhere else.


✳️ They share some common overarching factors which are thought to be the reason behind their exceptional health and longevity.


The 9 key elements to a Blue Zone include:


Move Naturally:

They incorporate physical activity and movement naturally into their day.

Purpose:

They have a sense of purpose or “why” they wake up each day.


Down Shift:

They take time out in the day to decompress and reduce stress.

>Stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which can further increase risk of disease.


80% Rule:

They stop eating when they’re 80% full.

>They also typically eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening.


Plant Slant:

Their diet is predominantly made up of plant foods.

>Legumes play a large role in their diet and meat is eaten on average only five times per month - with serving sizes being about the size of a deck of cards.



Wine at 5:

They share a glass of wine with friends or food.



Right Tribe:

They find a healthy social circle or a small group of close friends.


Loved Ones First:

They show love and support for relatives and loved ones.


Belong:

They join and belong to a community.




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