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Nine Secrets to Longer Life

By Dr. Sutton Graham on July 06, 2009


  1. 1. Move: find ways to stay active
  2. 2. Plan de vida: build your purpose in life
  3. 3. Downshift: take a break occasionally
  4. 4. 80% rule: don't overeat, stop at 80% full
  5. 5. Plant power: choose greens in your diet
  6. 6. Red wine: glass a day
  7. 7. Belong: stay social
  8. 8. Beliefs: get ritualistic
  9. 9. Your tribe: family matters

These are a summary of the recommendations of Dan Buettner. He wrote The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (National Geographic publishers). This work came from living with and studying people in Sardinia, Okinawa, Costa Rica, and Loma Linda, California. If you're interested: http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/product/955/4264/110.html

We can all easily make use of some of these principles. Healthy and happy life is a universal goal.

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