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How to live longer - where do people live longest on earth?

Posted by Sophie M on
How to live longer - where do people live longest on earth?

People have been trying to live forever - in fact and in fiction - for thousands of years.

In the oldest epic tale we know of – Gilgamesh – the king, Gilgamesh seeks a special plant which can hopefully bestow on him a long life (we admit – we haven't actually read this...).

And more recently in Silicon Valley, tech billionaires such as Sergi Brin of Google and Elon Musk have started to turn their endeavors to establishing biology companies such as Calico whose goal is to “solve death”.

Whilst eternal youth maybe beyond the scope of our humble blog, we did think it might be interesting to take a look at some of the areas of the world were statistically people live the longest to see if there were any more attainable tips to leading a long an healthy life.

Apparently, there are five place on earth where people are statistically more likely to live longer:

  • Sardinia, Italy
  • Okinawa, Japan,
  • Loma Linda, an Armish community in California
  • Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Icaria, Greece

Whilst sitting in the rainy UK, we'd be pretty happy to live in any of these places just from a weather perspective, it turns out the people who live in these places share much more in comman that just sunny skies. The diagram below (full credit to Wikipedia here) shows certain characteristics which anthropologists much cleverer than us have seen as share between people who live in these places and possible contributors to their longer, happier lives.

We hope you find some useful pointers!

 

 

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