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green living


The Rise of Blue Zones in America


Places that Encourage Healthy Living


by Avery Mack D


Improve your Fitness and Health Today!


Judy Liu is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, a RRCA


Certifi ed Running Coach, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certifi ed Fitness Instructor and Integrated Health Coach. She offers several group and private sessions at different studios in Cary.


For more information, please visit www.strenuacoach.com or like the Facebook page Strenua LLC.


30 NA Triangle www.natriangle.com


an Buettner’s book Te Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the


People Who’ve Lived the Longest launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include Te Blue Zones of Happiness, Te Blue Zones Solution and Trive. Many commu- nities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in the improved well-being of residents. “Add more years to your life and more


life to your years,” says Nick Buettner, vice president at Blue Zones LLC, in Minneap- olis, Minnesota, the founder’s brother who spoke with us. “Te people around you, the places where you work, live and play, and the social norms in your community have an impact on your health.” Te original U.S. pilot project in 2009,


in Albert Lea, Minnesota, is a prime example. Instead of widening a main thoroughfare and raising the speed limit, the city widened the sidewalk and created a path around nearby Fountain Lake, offering safe exercise for bikers, joggers and walkers. Te Hy-Vee grocery increased its health market section from two to seven aisles, leading to a 130 percent rise in related sales, and added a Blue Zones checkout lane for healthy grab-and-go options. City workplaces now offer quiet rooms and fruit instead of candy; one business converted a garage to a pickleball court.


Blue Zone Basics Move Naturally – Even at work, get up and move at least once every 20 minutes.


Reduce Stress – Take a nap, nature walk or meditate.


Act Intentionally – “People that feel they have a reason to get out of bed in the morning tend to live seven years longer than those who just go through the motions,” says Buettner. A strong sense of purpose defines quality of life.


Eat Healthy – Enjoy the benefits of a


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