These five locations – Nicoya in Costa Rica, Sardinia in Italy, Ikaria in Greece, Okinawa in Japan, and Loma Linda in California. They are termed “Blue Zones” by scientists because the residents in these places scattered in different corners of the world have remarkable longevity, with significant numbers of them living beyond 100 years old.
What is their secret to longevity? After decades of studies, researchers found out that residents in these “Blue Zones” have common characteristics that slow down the ageing process and physical decay; among others:
Read more about the scientists’ findings in the BBC Future article here: The ingredients for a longer life.