Living long and living well is the ambition we all have. If we could sign a dream contract right now it would be this: live to be a hundred and be happy.
Yet this simple human desire is not easily fulfilled. In fact, in most parts of the planet, we live way less than 100 years and don't seem to be that happy.
But there are some regions in the world where it is possible to become a healthy and happy centenarian. Obviously, they astonish scientists who wonder what we can all learn from these places, called Blue Zones. The term was coined by an American National Geographic Fellow, Dan Buettner, who spent years researching the way Blue Zone residents live.
The common lifestyle features of people in Blue Zones interest scientists who want to know why they live such long healthy lives.