Time Magazine is out with a list of the 5 cities in the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives.
And only one of them is in the United States. The name of that American city in a moment, but first the four other cities around the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives according to this report.
Sardinia Italy where they have a largely plant-based diet, lots of daily physical activity with many people walking at least five miles day plus close families who care for their elderly.
Okinawa Japan where Japanese family and community bonding is said to be at its greatest with a small but tight-knit social circle meant to be there through all of life’s ups and downs that helps reduce stress on mind and body.
Nicoya Costa Rica where they say residents avoid processed food, eating mostly beans, squash, corn and tropical fruits. They also have a guiding life purpose that helps them stay mentally and spiritually fulfilled to age 90 and beyond.
Ikaria Greece, an island where people take daily naps and an adhere to the Mediterranean diet—eating lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, potatoes and olive oil.
And now the only U.S. city on the list of places where people have the longest and healthiest lies.
Loma Linda here in California which is said to be a haven for the Seventh Day Adventist Church whose members avoid meat and eat more plants, whole grains and nuts. Those Loma Lindans also emphasize community and who stick to the Sabbath—with a day of rest, reflection and recharging.
You can read more about this at kogo.com key word cliff notes. For now, as Mr. Spock would say, live long and prosper.
(Photo: Loma Linda University Medical Center. Getty Images)