For a blueprint for healthy living, look no further than the Blue Zones—areas of the world whose residents lead unusually long lives, with very low rates of chronic disease. From Japan to Greece to Costa Rica, Blue-Zoners share a number of common habits:
In Blue Zones, locals form lasting bonds in their communities, families, and churches. Choose friends with healthy lifestyles. They'll help you move more and avoid unhealthy habits.
Blue Zone diets are high in nuts and plant-based foods, especially beans, and low in meat and sugar. Grab a pack of almonds to up your snack game.
Blue-Zoners walk everywhere. It's a way of life that helps them keep trucking. Build activity into your life by going for a 30-minute walk five times per week.
Turmeric! This yellow spice, which graces Blue Zone dishes around the world, may lower your risk of heart disease and is currently being studied for its potential anti-cancer effects. Cook with it or take a Rite Aid Turmeric Herbal Supplement. Remember to consult with your doctor or a Rite Aid Pharmacist before starting any new regimens.
These articles are not a substitute for medical advice, and are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or medication regime.