Why Blue Zones Hold The Secrets To Longevity
Why are current life expectancy rates declining while experts project we’ll live longer?
The answer to that question lies way beneath the surface — and it rests in the hands of people over 100 years old.
Jason Prall shares the answers he found when researching where people live long lives — and how they managed to do it. Jason is the co-founder of The Human Longevity Project and a passionate advocate of healthy living.
In the video above, he shares how if we want to extend our lifespan in the future, we need to change the way we live in the present. And we have to go beyond what we think it will take to become healthy.
Because having a high quality of life isn’t just the result of the right diet and exercise.
It relates to our level of day-to-day stimulation, how much meaning we find in the things we do, and even our connection to others.
He explains how you can enhance all of these elements of your lifestyle. That way, you can thrive for the rest of your life.
About The Human Longevity Project
You might’ve heard of blue zones before. They’re the places that National Geographic covers so much, you can find pages of articles about them.
Because these particular locations grow the healthiest and longest-living populations on earth. People regularly live to a ripe, old age — and continue to thrive.
The Human Longevity Project is a 9-part documentary film series filmed over 2 years, in over 50 locations, in 9 countries, on 3 continents. It’s a research project-turned-documentary on the communities and lifestyles that produce the healthiest people — and how they compare to industrialized societies.
Hint: the collective belief systems, lifestyle practices, and social structures in blue zones are very different from what we experience in most other places.
About Jason Prall
Who better to talk about human longevity than the co-founder of The Human Longevity Project? Not only has Jason Prall done extensive research in these blue zones, he helps people around the world transform their lives by applying these practices.
Why did he decide to spend years of his life researching this subject?
He came from a culture of chronic pain that managed people’s illnesses instead of empowering them to thrive. In the US, more than 70% of adults have been diagnosed with a chronic disease.
Child obesity has become an epidemic.
And chronic stress and feelings of isolation have become the norm.
In order to combat that, he looked to societies where the paradigm is flipped. He looked to places where it’s the norm that people live long and live well.
Turns out they have secrets we can use, too.
What’s the first action step you will take after watching this talk to improve your wellbeing?
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