Saturday, November 8, 2014

Blue Zone

Cabin fever hit this morning........I had not left the house since coming back from treatment on Wednesday.  We did an early morning trip to grocery store......then it was nap time.
The highlight of my day........we picked a few of the remaining apples off the big tree and I made an apple pie this evening.  Today, my life in the fast lane would have made a turtle laugh.

I am reading the book, The Blue Zones by National Geographic writer, Dan Buettner.  Pretty interesting stuff, about the areas of the world where people live the longest and are healthy.  Since my philosophy is quality of life, not quantity, this book has been most interesting.  There is a Blue Zone in California, Costa Rica,Sardinia, and of course the most famous one, Okinawa.  There are several common threads in these communities, the people are active, eat lots of fruits and vegetables,nuts, and beans, drink lots of water, have a strong sense of family and community, spend time outdoors, limited intake of meat, little or no processed food.

It is an easy interesting read.....if you are interested in your health it makes sense to adopt these habits that are found in the "blue zones."  There is nothing complicated about the lifestyle of these people, actually much of it comes down to common sense and moderation.  Living to be 100, still active, and in good health is appealing, and it can be done.  Wouldn't it be great if every state in our country had a blue zone?


  1. That's very interesting! I must admit I have terrible eating habits that I know are bad for me, like fast food and not drinking nearly enough water. I might look for this book. Sounds like it could inspire me! Hope you're feeling better every day!

  2. Like making our homes a haven...perhaps we can make our own "blue zones" there too! Those are good habits to adopt and if I could make that age in good health in body and mind, it would be worth it. Feel better soon Jilda!

  3. Yes, we all need a Blue Zone. I try eating healthy but I'm not 100% yet. I could eat more fruits but the types we get out of season is like eating rubber.
    Wishing you feel good time.

  4. Sounds like a great book but I'm liking your apple pie better than just an apple!! haha