Day 55

Day 55

The highest concentration of men over the age of 100 on the planet are found here….

The island of Sardinia in Italy—One of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’.

In most populations, women outlive men on average — but in the Sardinian Blue Zone, the ratio is almost one to one.

Coined by researchers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain, Blue Zones are named after the blue circles they used to mark the map where the longest-living populations lived. Sardinia was the first of five locations to be identified as a 'Blue Zone'.

Author and explorer Dan Buettner identified four of the Blue Zones and has been exploring the habits and lifestyles of people in all five locations for the past 20 years. He says it is partly because of their genes but also partly because of their traditional, healthy lifestyles and connection to family and community. His findings can be found in his book and Netflix series.

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