Life longevity is a common statistic that countries, communities, and cultures often point to as an indicator of health and happiness. In a new age of wellness, conversations about health are becoming more holistic and integrated, centered around moderation, collective care, and sustainable habits. Research about Blue Zones—communities around the world with extreme life longevity and overall health—is linking holistic, community-focused lifestyles with longer than the average life expectancies, offering a roadmap for a new path to wellbeing.
According to a Blue Zone report, residents of Sardinia, California, Costa Rica, Greece and Japan have the highest life spans globally. Locals in these locations live to be at least 90, if not 100, and have significantly reduced rates of heart disease and dementia. Looking for a new key to ultimate wellness, many are traveling to Blue Zones in order to enjoy, relax, and adopt elements of these health-boosting lifestyles.