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A lesson from ‘the island where people forget to die’
People on Ikaria Island reach higher age than people in the rest of the world and maintain good health even after becoming centenarians.
Due to this fact, Ikaria earned its place in the Blue Zones, a list of 5 worldwide regions where citizens live the longest.
Scientists discovered that people in Ikaria are almost entirely free of dementia and have low rates of cancer, heart disease, and depression. On average, they live about 10 years longer than the rest of the Europeans.
A good physical condition from manual work, daily walks, midday naps, and a healthy Mediterranean diet are factors that are adding to their health and longevity.
But these aspects aren’t atypical for the rest of Greece. So what else helps these people to live such long and happy lives?
The answer is quite simple.
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