How many Countries Include in Live Longer Zones?

Monday, August 5, 2019
Expo park, Okinawa, Japan

First, you might know the term of “blue zone.” Yes, it is referring to areas where people live longer than other places in the world.

People may reach 100 years old or more in those areas due to two main factors:
- life style contributes to 70% of live longer
- genetic contributes to 30% only.

Initially, Dan Buettner suggested 5 places as “Blue Zones.” They are:
- Okinawa, Japan
- Sardinia, Italy
- Nicoya, Costa Rica
- Ikaria, Greece
- Loma Linda, California, USA



Beautiful view of Sardinia, Italy

Of lifestyle, some traits that make people live longer are:
- physical activities
- diet
- spiritual
- family and social networks 


One of street in Nicoya, Costa Rica

Blue zone population have regular physical activities to keep their weight. Please don’t think that they are doing exercises like what we do.

Several physical activities and calories burning are:
- mowing lawn, burning 400 calories
- laying tile, 240 calories
- spreading dirt, 270 calories
- shovel snow, 580 calories
- roofing, 340 calories
- rake leaves, 380 calories 


Ikaria island, Greece

You might guess the diet of blue zones population. Yes, they are consuming less:
- meat
- dairy products
- sugary foods
- alcohol
- smoking

Almost 95% of their consumption are:
- vegetables
- fruit
- grains
- legumes


Loma Linda, California, USA

Blue zone community is more religious compared to other areas. It is proved that people “pay attention to spiritual” activities less of:
- heart diseases
- depression
- stress

The important trait that make blue zone people live longer is “family and social networks.” Family and friends encourage each other to live well until old age.

Is your country include in “blue zone?” or have you visited one of “blue zone” countries? 

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    1. Yes, indeed....

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      First, you might know the term of “blue zone.” Yes, it is referring to areas where people live longer than other places in the world.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How many Countries Include in Live Longer Zones?
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      People may reach 100 years old or more in those areas due to two main factors:
      - life style contributes to 70% of live longer
      - genetic contributes to 30% only.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How many Countries Include in Live Longer Zones?
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      Initially, Dan Buettner suggested 5 places as “Blue Zones.” They are:
      - Okinawa, Japan
      - Sardinia, Italy
      - Nicoya, Costa Rica
      - Ikaria, Greece
      - Loma Linda, California, USA

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      Beautiful view of Sardinia, Italy

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  6. Interesting post!! I've been to Loma Linda and to Japan. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. I was not aware there are zones. Fascinating! It would be nice to retire to one of these locations.

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      Of lifestyle, some traits that make people live longer are:
      - physical activities
      - diet
      - spiritual
      - family and social networks

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      One of street in Nicoya, Costa Rica

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  9. I wish one day Indonesia also can be a part of blue zone :D maybe Yogyakarta hahaha because it seems people who live there really feel peaceful and calm~

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    1. sure....

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      Blue zone population have regular physical activities to keep their weight. Please don’t think that they are doing exercises like what we do.

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  10. I don't live in a blue zone, but I try to maintain the blue zone lifestyle. Sardinia, Italy looks like a lovely place!

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      Several physical activities and calories burning are:
      - mowing lawn, burning 400 calories
      - laying tile, 240 calories
      - spreading dirt, 270 calories
      - shovel snow, 580 calories
      - roofing, 340 calories
      - rake leaves, 380 calories

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      Ikaria island, Greece

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  12. Interesting article. I think we should have more blue zones here in the US. Our life styles are way too hectic!

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      You might guess the diet of blue zones population. Yes, they are consuming less:
      - meat
      - dairy products
      - sugary foods
      - alcohol
      - smoking

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  13. What a great post, Tanza. It's really full of interesting information, as usual. You did a wonderful job with this article. Thank you for putting this together and for sharing it. I learned a lot here. Wishing you all the best!

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      Almost 95% of their consumption are:
      - vegetables
      - fruit
      - grains
      - legumes

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  14. I love the guidelines to live by to be in the blue zone. Amazing how it can impact a whole community. Here it is beautiful but the lifestyle not that healthy although personally I stopped eating meat, sugar (mainly) etc There is still room for improvement. I guess it is easier to live around people who all to do the right thing. Great post

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    1. I agree with you....spiritual or personality should be emphasized more....

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  15. Todo es precioso ! Espero tu opinión en mi última entrada! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

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      Blue zone community is more religious compared to other areas. It is proved that people “pay attention to spiritual” activities less of:
      - heart diseases
      - depression
      - stress

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  16. I like Italy for their fresh food. They have more unprocessed food than in Germany.

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      The important trait that make blue zone people live longer is “family and social networks.” Family and friends encourage each other to live well until old age.

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  17. Makan buah dan sayur dan hidup relijius bikin hidup lebih lama yah

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    1. yups….

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      Is your country include in “blue zone?” or have you visited one of “blue zone” countries?

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  18. Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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  19. We are what we eat, as the old expression goes.

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      First, you might know the term of “blue zone.” Yes, it is referring to areas where people live longer than other places in the world.

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  20. I have not visited any of these, there is too much violence around my area

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How many Countries Include in Live Longer Zones?
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      People may reach 100 years old or more in those areas due to two main factors:
      - life style contributes to 70% of live longer
      - genetic contributes to 30% only.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How many Countries Include in Live Longer Zones?
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      Initially, Dan Buettner suggested 5 places as “Blue Zones.” They are:
      - Okinawa, Japan
      - Sardinia, Italy
      - Nicoya, Costa Rica
      - Ikaria, Greece
      - Loma Linda, California, USA

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  22. No vivo en la zona azul, pero conozco a personas aqui que viven hasta 100 años

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      Beautiful view of Sardinia, Italy

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