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By admin on 10/24/2013
Blue Zones: How Visiting (and Learning from) the World's Longest Living Areas Can Improve Your Life

To the average traveler, Loma Linda, a small city in Southern California; Okinawa, a group of warm islands to the south of Japan, and Sardinia, a well-known island off the coast of Italy, have relatively little in common. Aside from their year-round warm climates and laid back way of life, the different destinations are rarely grouped together, and for the most part, it's for good reason.

But these destinations share a unique characteristic – one that makes them highly desirable vacation and retirement destinations for much of the population. Unlike the world's big cities, where stress is an issue and work-based lifestyles push many people towards poor health, these three destinations are considered 'blue zones' – locations with the highest concentration of long-living people.