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The Effects Of Video On Our Lives

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In the video How to Live to be One Hundred Plus the main goal is trying to find the optimal lifestyle of longevity and come up with a formula for longevity. Dan Buettner starts talking about three blue zones: Sardinia, Okinawa, and Loma Linda, CA. The first blue zone is in Sardinia, only up in the highlands with an area called the Nuoro province. This part of Sardinia has an oldest male society, where 102 year olds ride bikes to work and chop wood. Since the land is so infertile, people in this area are mostly shepherds, which means their exercise is regular low-intensity physical activity. Their diet is mostly plant based and consists of unleavened whole wheat bread called carta musica, cheese made from grass fed animals high in omega 3 fatty acids, and Cannonau, a wine with three times the level of polyphenols. In this society, age and knowledge is thought of very highly, and is celebrated through a centenarian of the month calendar. Keeping family around is also a big part of the culture and can add an extra 6 years of life expectancy, which is also known as the grandmother effect.
The second blue zone is Okinawa, which is made up of 161 small islands and is 800 miles south of Tokyo. The northern part of the main island of Okinawa is ground zero for world longevity and has the oldest female population. This society has the longest disability-free life expectancy in the world. Their diet consists of a plant-based diet, full of vegetables with lots of color, and they eat
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