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Blue Zones

Posted: February 8, 2017

Throughout this series of Operation Transformation we’ve looked at different ways that you at home can live better for longer, but in some parts of the world they’ve been doing just that for a very long time.

Okinawa Japan, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Oland in Sweden, Icaria in Greece, Sardinia and Acciaroli in Italy and Loma Linda in California are the regions with the most people living over a hundred years of age. These communities – dubbed the Bluezones – all share both a very long life expectancy and a reduced incidence of the big diseases of later life like cancer and dementia.

Dr Eddie Murphy is analysing the different elements that these communities have in common and travelling to a small town in America that has integrated those elements into their day to day lives with extraordinary results. 

Trust us:  if you are interested in living longer and better you will want to checkout  this website about the project set up by explorer and educator Dan Buettner which has been spreading the word about Bluezones.Screen Shot 2017-02-05 at 18.17.48