While learning about the Blue Zones and the 9 habits that lead to longer lives, I’m slowly trying to get used to the 9 habits myself. A few habits I already made my own a long time ago, but number 5 ‘Eating plants’ is something I find very difficult. I’m totally into meat! Today it’s Wednesday and I’m already succeeding on eating no meat for 4 days. I’m trying to keep up the success until Sunday by reading the Blue Zones Food Guidelines every day. Let’s see how that works out!
A few years ago I first heard of the Blue Zones. I was reading a Dutch health magazine and I was impressed by the name Blue Zones. The title triggered me because it showed that there were places over the world where people lived the longest. I kept on reading and was very much surprised. Especially because of the fact that someone has traveled the world and found similarities in habits between people – spread all over the world – that lead to longevity (a long individual life). That person was Dan Buettner.
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