Blue Zones and Satoyama Lifestyle

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When I look at the lifestyles of people living in Blue Zones, they are similar to what it is called a Satoyama lifestyle in Japan.

 

Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer than average. In the November 2005 National Geographic magazine cover story “The Secrets of a Long Life”, Dan Buettner identified five geographic areas where people live statistically longest: Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece) and among the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California. He offers an explanation, based on empirical data and first-hand observations, as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives.

 

Most of the areas in Blue Zones are located in the countryside and the residents lead traditional lifestyles which have been passed down from generation to generation. These lifestyles seem to be similar to one another regardless of the areas, and hence they are like a Satoyama lifestyle in Japan.

 

It reinforces my view that a Satoyama lifestyle is the key to longevity.

 

Satoyama Near Lake Biwa: Satoyama Lifestyle is the Japanese Secret to Health and Longevity

 

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