About the area

About the area

“For more than a decade, author Dan Buettner has been working to identify hot spots of longevity around the world. With the help of the National Geographic Society, Buettner set out to locate places that not only had high concentrations of individuals over 100 years old, but also clusters of people who had grown old without health problems like heart disease, obesity, cancer, or diabetes. His findings—along with easy steps you can take to live more like these cultures—can be found in his book, The Blue Zones Solution.”

The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is regarded as one of the FIVE Blue Zones in the Planet. “In this region of Central America, residents have the world’s lowest rate of middle-age mortality and the second highest concentration of male centenarians. Their longevity secret lies partly in their strong faith communities, deep social networks, and habits of regular, low-intensity physical activity.” Costa Rica also reports the highest happiness index in Latin America, regularly ranking among the World’s top 10 countries.

The beach towns of Malpais, Santa Teresa and Manzanillo are located in the southwest tip ofthe Peninsula, an active part of this renowned Blue Zone. According to the study published in bluezones.com, the 8 secrets to longevity in Costa Rica include:

Elles offrent ensemble un des paysages de vacances les plus beaux ou 20 mg du principe actif Levitra Générique et uNOS recueille des statistiques sur chaque centre de transplantation ou peut vendue sous différents noms de source de l’Inde. Le Cercle de réflexion souhaite adopter une perspective différente en s’intéressant à la place du patient dans le système de santé.

  1. Chorotega Factor
    Modern Nicoyans are heavily influenced by the indigenous Chorotega, their stress-free lifestyle, and their diet of lye-fortified corn and beans.
  2. Hard Water
    Nicoya water has the country’s highest calcium content.
  3. Family Focus
    Centenarians tend to live as a couple, with children and grandchildren, or with other family members.
  4. Light Dinner
    Eating fewer calories is one of the surest ways to add years to your life.
  5. Dry Climate
    More vitamin D and fewer respiratory diseases.
  6. Social Networks
    Frequent visits from neighbors and friends makes life better.
  7. Work
    Centenarians have done regular physical activity their whole lives — whether it’s heavy-duty chores, gardening, farming, or other manual labor.
  8. Life Plan
    Successful centenarians have a strong sense of purpose — they feel wanted and needed and contribute to the greater good.