How to live longer – expert recommends ‘daily routine’

The Blue Zones refer to “the parts of the world where people live longest and are healthiest”.

People living in the Blue Zones “have exercise incorporated into their daily routine that focuses on social connections”.

Kenny said in Okinawa, Japan (one of the Blue Zones), there is a concept of social connection called “moai”.

She elaborated: “A small group of people commit to meeting regularly to celebrate and commiserate with each other, but also just to ‘be’ together.

“Many of these start as young as age five but continue to a much older age, and many belong to several of these support communities too.”

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Most of the Blue Zones – Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California – are in mountainous regions.

“You need good muscle mass and balance just

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