Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bigs ups to the big O

One of the nice perks of having cable tv at your desk at work is watching Oprah at 4pm. I don't care what you say this year's living your best life themed season has been amazing.

Today was an awesome episode. Dr. Oz and author Dan Buettner who wrote "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest" were on to discuss the secrets to living long.

A blue zone is a place where the elderly live longest and healthiest. There are 4 blue zones in California, Costa Rica, Italy and Japan. Click here to read a short show recap. The most interesting thing I found was that in the The Japanese island of Okinawa they stop themselves from eating when they are 80% full. As it takes 15-20 minutes for your body to realize it's full. How do you know when you are 80% full? You can use smaller plates, cut out dessert or just don't eat as much.

For more on the Blue Zones click here. I will definately read this book once I am done A New Earth, which will be a while, a long while.

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