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515: Blue Zone Secrets: Your Roadmap to Lifelong Health

Today, we’re diving into the fascinating world of blue zones, sharing our recent experiences, and what we’ve learned along the way! Because of the differences we’ve noticed in food quality from the US to Europe and a recent realization about Rob’s cholesterol, we’ve been thinking about the importance of being intentional about how we live. We tend to take inspiration from the blue zones of the world, and today we’re going to share how!

Both Greece and Italy boast their own blue zones with life expectancies way higher than in the United States. We’ll explore what makes these regions so special and how we can apply their secrets to our own lives, wherever we are.

For those looking to extend their years and improve their quality of life, we highly recommend focusing on longevity. You can even ponder what the centenarian Olympics would look like to help prepare your body for aging. We’ve got some insights on that too, as we discuss the perspective of these remarkable individuals and what it can teach us about our own health and wellness journey.

Your fitness levels change as you age, especially after hitting that milestone of 70 years old. Hint: It’s not great news, but there’s hope! It’s all about the care you put in now. We’re sharing how to take advantage of cardiovascular training zones and the “power of nine.” We’ll also explore the difference between symptom control and living for longevity. It’s all about finding the root cause of health issues rather than just slapping on a band-aid.

If you’re ready to unlock the secrets of the blue zones, extend your life expectancy, and embrace a healthier, happier you, tune in!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

[4:00] Being intentional about “blue-zoning” yourself.

[7:40] How do you measure cardiovascular fitness?

[15:00] The power of nine.

[18:55] How to prepare for longevity.

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