SCIENCE SAYS YOU SHOULD TAKE MORE VACATION DAYS
This is the single activity that ALL centenarians did - and do - daily. It's free, easy, always accessible, and invites company. After a long day at work, a walk can relieve stress and take you away from stressful situations.
Plant a Garden
Working in a garden requires frequent, full-range-of-motion activity, and keeps your hands busy. You dig to plant, bend to weed, and carry to harvest. Gardening daily can reduce stress, and provide you with a colorful variety of healthy fruits and vegetables.
Join a Spiritual Community
Almost all of the centenarians we met subscribed to a specific faith. For people in the longest-lived places in the world, they found comfort in relinquishing worries to a higher power.
Rafaella Monne, a 107-year-old from Sardinia said it best: "Life is short. Don't run so fast you miss it." Slowing life's pace may help keep inflammation in check, and apart from its health benefits, it adds richness to life, tying together many of the blue zones lessons-eating right, appreciating friends, finding time to downshift, putting family first, finding your purpose.