Nicoya, Costa Rica is one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ where people live longer than average. Residents eat whole foods, exercise daily, and drink calcium-rich water.


For some Costa Ricans, purpose and a positive outlook is an integral part of life, researchers say — and it could be helping them live longer, fuller lives. Researchers studying the science of longevity have coined the term “plan de vida,” or “life plan,” the BBC reported, and they think it is one of the reasons […]

Why ‘blue zones’ around the world may hold the secret to a long life

What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? If you ask author and National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner, the answer – or answers – may be found in so-called “blue zones” – a handful of places around the world where people live longer than average, seemingly without any strict diets, expensive supplements or rigorous exercise […]