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Japanese island region, has the
highest concentration of centenarians (people aged 100 or older) in the
world. Inhabitants of Okinawa are healthier than others. They have much
lower cancer rate and a lower risk of heart disease.
A spiritual lifestyle is a key to Okinawians'
long and healthy life. Their lifestyle includes prayer and
that reduce stress-and ailments related to it...
Healthy eating is another key to Okinawians'
health and longevity. They practice hara hachi bu, or
eating until 80% full. The Okinawa high-fiber plant-based diet is based on
rice, soy, cruciferous and sea vegetables, fruit, omega-3-rich fatty fish,
and only a tiny bit of dairy and meat.
Sense of a
Just as crucial to health and longevity is a sense of connection and
community. "There is strong social support, family bonds, and a value placed
on continuing to be active in society into your 80s, 90s, and 100s,. The
sense of belonging matters for lowering stress, disease prevention, and
longevity," says explorer Dan Buettner in his book The Blue Zones:
Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest.