What’s the Blue Zones Challenge? 4-week challenge for a longer life

There are places in the world, called Blue Zones, where people naturally live long, happy, healthy lives. And you don’t have to pack up and move to Okinawa, Japan, or Ikaria, Greece, to increase your lifespan. You can bring the lessons of the Blue Zones to your own life, home, family and neighborhood.

Researchers found out about the Blue Zones after they discovered that genetics is only responsible for about 20% of how long you live. That means other factors are behind 80% of your longevity. By studying the habits and lifestyles of the people who live the longest, we can tease out the common threads and weave them into our own lives.

Dan Buettner wrote the original National Geographic cover story on the Blue Zones, “The Secrets of Long Life,” and a series of books centered around the Blue Zones. His latest book, “The Blue Zones Challenge:

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Food’s impact on quality of life

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Researchers are digging deep to try to figure out just how much time some of the stuff we eat is taking off of our lives.

A recent study found eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while a serving of nuts could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life. We all know the benefits of eating healthy but this really puts things into perspective

“A minute of healthy life is a life free of disease,” said Lisa Moskovitz, a registered dietician and CEO of New York Nutrition Group.

The study published in the journal of Nature Food looked at almost 6,000 foods and

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Eating a Hot Dog Can Take 36 Minutes off Your Life | 97.1 WASH-FM

Would you give up 36 minutes of “healthy living” to enjoy a hot dog? That’s the trade-off, according to a new study that finds small changes in our diets could help us live healthier and more sustainably. Researchers from the University of Michigan have released a nutrition index to help Americans plan healthier and more environmentally stable diets.

The study evaluates more than 58-hundred foods, ranking them by their impact on the environment and health burden to humans and how many minutes of healthy life are gained or lost per serving.

  • The foods studied range from 74 minutes lost to 80 minutes gained per serving.
  • The biggest losers? Sugary drinks, hot dogs, burgers, and breakfast sandwiches top the list for most minutes of healthy life lost.
  • And for the largest gains? Fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and cooked grains are among the foods that add the most minutes per serving.
  • More specifically,
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GreenStreet Merges Wellness and Work with June 10 Opening of Life Time in Downtown Houston | State

HOUSTON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — At a time when consumers are reshaping how they live, work and play with a renewed focus on health, Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, today opened its newest luxury athletic club and premium coworking space at GreenStreet.

For the first time, Downtown Houston will have healthy living, entertainment and experiences, combined with a high-end coworking space intentionally designed to promote a healthy and fulfilling work life as part of Lionstone Investments and Midway’s mixed-use GreenStreet complex encompassing four city blocks.

“Life Time GreenStreet will be an urban country club for Downtown Houston, meeting the changing needs of consumers and their live, work and play lifestyle,” said Bahram Akradi, Life Time Founder, Chairman and CEO. “The Midway team has done a phenomenal job of reimagining what urban living can be with culture, creativity and innovation at GreenStreet. Coupled with

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