Sunday, February 13, 2011

Living well

Today I watched an interesting video about a study that was done of five communities around the world who have extraordinarily high life expectancies and what traits they have in common. I also found this article which sums it up.

One of the most intriguing findings in it shows that none of these people do any formal exercise, meaning they don't go to the gym or do other intense cardio workouts. They all do, however, walk a lot and are the type of people who take the stairs and ride their bike. In other words, they are not sedentary. They all eat mostly plant based diets, drink red wine in moderation, and eat small portions. Also important is that they have good social/family networks and take care to relieve stress on a regular basis.

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