The new Netfliex series Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones has given us some spine-tingling warm and fuzzies. If you haven’t watched it we recommend it highly! Today we discuss Episode 1, Okinawa. And more specifically – the role of purpose (Ikigai), purpose sweet potato, gardening and the power of a social peer group.… Continue reading 100NO 545: Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones Review Part 1
National Geographic’s Blue Zones research may have brought just over a dozen of small villages some level of fame; however the entire island of Sardinia is not a Blue Zone. To really uncover what makes Sardinia so special from a longevity perspective, you really do have to go off the beaten track. And that’s just… Continue reading 100NO 538: Longevity in Sardinia with Ivo Pirisi
Suli is a local fisherman who loves to dance. He catches up with his friends every day. He loves to fish, although he doesn’t do it as much as he used to. He has no plans to retire. He loves where he lives. He lives alone but he doesn’t feel lonely. He has lived a… Continue reading 100NO 537: 93 year old fisherman Suli shares his longevity wisdom and love of Ikaria
An article in Wired recently had the title “The Quest For Longevity is Already Over”. We’re not so sure, for a number of reasons. Jean-Marie Robine is a proclaimed longevity researcher, responsible for validating Jeanne Calment’s extraordinary 122 years and 164 days. On episode 304 we discussed the reasons why we don’t think Jeanne Calment actually… Continue reading 100NO 528: Is The Quest For Longevity Really Already Over?
“How long can humans live for?” says one editor. “120 is too young. Can we find some research for 140? What about 180?” … And yes, you’ll find “research” talking up the future of our longevity, But are we ready for it – and do we really want it? Whilst most people aren’t getting to… Continue reading 100NO 523: Don’t believe the longevity clickbait
So many people think Blue Zones and longevity and “Ageing well” is such a luxurious conversation … Many people think longevity is a “wellness hack” you do by exercising, eating the latest diet and practicing mindfulness. But when you consider how terrible the final 12+ years of life is for most people, it’s clear that… Continue reading 100NO 514: The real and personal reason why longevity burns in our soul
What do we learn about life and longevity from our family members? This is a deep and meaningful issue that many people don’t ever really ask themselves? If you consider for a moment what you’ve learnt from your parents, grandparents, sibglings and so on, how much of what you have learn’t do you apply to… Continue reading 100NO 501: 3 Longevity Lessons from our family
This Week In Wellness a report by the Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare (AIHW) titled Australia’s Health 2022 has shown that while life expectancy has risen, so have the levels of chronic disease. Over half of all Australians now have one or more chronic health conditions and over a third of these due to… Continue reading TWIW 166: Australians live longer but sicker
We’ve interviewed hundreds of graceful agers on 100 Not Out, but who are the core of the core when it comes to truly typifying ageing well? Many of our guests have been known to be good at one or two areas of life – but we know that that doesn’t guarantee longevity or a fulfilling… Continue reading 100NO 490: WHO typifies longevity – and why?
Why are some people living much longer and healthier lives? We always want the elixir of youth and vitality and is it possible that some people around the world have found this? The blue zones around the world include Okinawa (Japan), Sardinia (Italy), Nicoya (Costa Rica), Icaria (Greece) and Loma Linda (California, USA). These regions… Continue reading WWR 225: Longevity & Blue Zones