Have you ever wondered what it takes to live to be 100? Is it good genes? Good habits? Not smoking? Being an ultra-marathon runner? Healthy relationships? Healthy eating? Super advanced medicine?
Well, as you might have guessed, the answer is not as simple as doing one single thing. And for those who even live to be 100, it seems as though they all credit different things. However, some scientists have extensively studied people who live to be 100, also called centenarians, and analyzed their habits to try to hone in on what allows them to love so long. Scientists have denoted 5 main regions around the world where people live the longest and are among the healthiest. One of those regions is right here in Southern California, in San Bernardino County. In the city of Loma Linda, there is a very large population of Seventh-day Adventists, whose religion mandates a very healthy and active lifestyle. This group of people live, on average, ten years longer than the average American. How so you may ask?
Check out the article below, and learn what specifically makes the people in this region, in addition to the other blue zone regions around the world, live longer and healthier lives.