Lesson 9

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:05 pm EDST
With today’s Lesson nine, we are coming to the end of our Navratri of Personalized Blue Zone strategies.
Try these tips to build up inner circle of your Blue Zone
Identify Your Inner Circle
Know the people who reinforce the right habits, people who understand or live by Blue Zone secrets. Go through your address book or contact list of friends. Think about which ones support healthy habits and challenge your mentally, and which ones you can truly rely on in case of need. Put a big “BZ” by their names. Ideally, family members are the first names on that list.
Be Likable
Of the centenarians interviewed, there wasn’t a grump in the bunch. Dr. Nobuyoshi Hirose, on or Japan’s preeminent longevity experts, had a similar observation. Some people are born popular, and people are naturally drawn to them. Likable old people are more likely to have a social network, frequent visitors, and de facto caregivers. They seem to experience less stress and live purposeful lives.
Create Time Together
Spend at least 30 minutes a day with members of your inner circle. Establish a regular time to meet or share a meal together. Take a daily walk. Building a strong friendship requires some effort, but it is an investment that can pay back handsomely in added years.