Think Creatively, Live Longer

Last night while blogging I watched a segment on TV about living longer. The researchers at Blue Zones are on a quest to find the common traits of people who live to be 100+. So far they've found these common factors:

  • Family
  • No Smoking
  • Plant-based diet
  • Constant Moderate Physical Activity
  • Social Engagement
  • Legumes
  • Empowered Women
  • Sunshine
  • Gardening

These make sense to me. And of course, I think that creativity is a driving element to encourage a long life. For example, creative planning can bring families closer together, creative recipes and menu planning can certainly make it easier to use more legumes and other vegetables. Planning social engagements (celebrations); family gatherings; traditional Sunday family meals, and gardens all require the use of your creative energy.

So thank you to all the researchers at Blue Zones. I feel good about where we're headed!

Be well, be creative!


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