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HEALTH

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Nicoyans eat the
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biggest meal at midday. in the evenin~
from Okinawa. the Nicoyan
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a group of Peni nsula has
All Okinawans have a 'moai, a digestive system by eating light.
islands in the Pacific. is 86 (average twice the chance of reaching 90 as a
close circle of friends with
British female life expectancy is 79.9). 60-year-old in the US or I=rance Nicoyans have
whom they meet every day.
and h!!'r risk of getting bread cancer high levels of vitamin D due
Studies show thai those with
is a quarter of that of the average NieoYlln bellltb secrets 10 their exposure to
a strong network of friends
British woman. sunlight. Deficiency of
have lower stress levels and so
Sex is so vitamin D has been linked
are more likely to li\le longer.
Okinllll)lIn bellltb secrets Important for Nicoyans, they turn to several cancer types
Soya a bl ind eye to discreet extra-marital so top up by taking a
The basis of the beans. a big form at protein for affairs. Research suggests thai regular lunchtime walk.
Okinawan diet, they're high in vitamins Okinawans, is II phytoestrogen, sex protects your hea lth by keeping
A and C and frbre. which ads like a nalurall-lRT and blood pressure low .
Like much of UK lap
lowers cholesterol.
Okinawans water. Nlcoya n ~20 is
say this before every meal. and it Okinawans have Nicoyclns eat huge quan tities hard and has the
means 'eat unti l yo u are 80% full : a strong sense of their purpose in life of papaya. mango, pi neapple, country's highest
Studies show that slightly under-eating - they ca ll it 'ikigai·. It can come from bananas and oranges. packed full calcium content which
may extend lifespan, possibly by a job or a hobby, keeps the brain of antioxidants that fight disease, might explain the low
reducing damage from oxidative stress young and slaves off memory loss. Start your day with a fruit and levels of heart disease.

The US city compared to Living past qualities that reduce the risk of hearl
of lorna linda tnose who aren' t. 100 isn't disease and Alzheimer's.
, WAKT TO EAT LlIIE
is home toa unusual
Lorna It's not unusua
community of in the
lindans get an for three generations of Sardin'ans t
Seventh Day mou ntainous
instant support live in the same home, Strong Family
Adventiru. They have the longest liFe Barbagia region of Sardinia, home
network when links are said to boost
expectancy of all Americans - women to one of the world's longest· lived
they go to self'esteem, reduce
live six years longer than average (until populations. inhabitants of this
church. which is depression and
they're 86) - and lower rates of cancer hilly sheep·Farming community
thought to boost the give a sense
and heart disease. still stride up mountains in their 70s.
immune system. You can of purpose.
get the same benefits by setting up a
LDtnIl Lindon bellltb secrets book club or joining a dass. SlIrdinilln bellltb secrets
Seventh Lama Lindanslove Sardinians only
Day Adventists can't go to work or healthy Tats, and studies have shown that Sardinian shepherdS burn off 490 eat meat on Sundays; the resl of
st udy on Saturdays, so Ihey have the fibre and healthy monounsaturates calories an hour walking Lip and down the week its vegetables and fava bean
guaranteed downtime every seven Found in nuts have a positive impact on hills. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes on your Studies show vegetarians live longer
days that keeps stress levels at bay. health and life expectancy. treadmi ll s 'up' program to challenge than meat eaters.
your cardiovascular system .
Mos! Most Loma Cannonau red
Lorna Lindans drink at least Five or six Lindans do some kind of volunteering. Goats' cheese, wine is a Sardinian staple; it has high
glasses of water a day. Research has which helps stave off depression (a risk which conlalns 13% mo re calCium than numbers of powerful antioxidants
found thai keen ~20 guzzlers have a factor for life-shortening heart disease) caws', is a staple of the Sardinian diet that fight damaging free radicals. Ma ~
70% reduction in heart attack risk and gives life a sense of purpose. it's thought to have anti-inflammatory sure you slick to one or two glasses.

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