Living better and longer are two pursuits that occupy a lot of peoples’ minds. What is the secret? Eat well, but well in what way? Move, but how much? Keeping track of life-elongating trends and elixirs can be stressful and stress is one of the biggest factors for not living as long as you would like. Luckily, a researcher for National Geographic, Dan Buettner, started looking into specialized populations across the globe that contain a disproportionate number of centenarians. He called these geographic locations “blue zones” and tried to parse out what made these places so special.
It turns out good, old-fashioned living is not as intense as we might think it is. Creating healthy habits is one of the No. 1 goals behind Blue Zone living. Buettner found that in places like Ikaria, Sardinia and Osaka people had some commonalities. They eat a mainly plant-based diet with the occasional addition of meat, dairy and fish. They drink red wine in moderation. They have a community they rely on and call their own. They have a purpose that keeps them going. And they move. They move as much and as naturally as they can.
Enjoying life and having healthy and sustaining habits seems to be the key to living long and well. Blue Zone dwellers also suffer a lot less from chronic ailments like Alzheimers. So have a glass of wine with friends and family and do it on the regular.
When travelers imagine Australia, most do not picture a lush rainforest with a serene waterfall cutting through the trees. However, that is, in fact, reality. Australia is not just desert or Outback. Although famous for its arid weather and desert oasis, Australia is a diverse country and home to some of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. Similar to other rainforests, Australia's are home to dangerous animals and fauna not friendly toward people, but, on the other hand, many have reported taking peaceful nature walks and feeling more connected to the Eerth from exploring the vast rainforest.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Reads is the perfect subscription service for book worms or anyone aspiring to read more. The company partners with people in fields including science and the arts to share titles from their personal libraries with subscribers. The service aims to feel like you’re receiving books from a well-read friend.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.