The Danish Twin study established only about 10% of how long we live is dictated by our genes the other 90% is dictated by our lifestyle. What is the right lifestyle? Should we take vitamins? How much exercise?
Dan Buettner did research and discovered there are 4 locations in the world where the average life expectancy is 100. These areas are called blue zones. Okinawa, Japan. Sardinia, Italy. Nicoya, Costa Rica and Icaria, Greece.
These locations have people age 100 or older that ride their bikes, are mobile, and eat mostly plant based food with fish and occasional grass fed meat. There elders are treated with honor and are included in society and their community.
They have the longest disability free expectancy in the world. They have 1⁄6 the rate of cardiovascular disease. 1⁄5 the rate of colon and breast cancer.
These cultures can teach us a lot. Here’s what we can learn from them:
They don’t over eat.
They eat on small plates.
They serve food at the counter and put the food away instead of putting all the food on the table for people to pick at.
They drink a glass of wine daily.
They have 6 or more close friends they trust, often friends they grew up with.
They have a sense of belonging.
When they retire they continue working when they retire.
They know why they wake up in the morning.
They are active, they walk to places and use the stairs.
How much and what to eat during a meal?
The average adult can achieve the recommended intake — 46 grams of protein a day for women, and 56 grams for men — by eating moderate amounts of protein-rich foods like meat, fish, dairy products, beans or nuts every day. If you lift weights and exercise regularly you can eat much more.
PokeShop gives you 100 grams of fish per meal which is 30 grams of protein. It’s best to have a balanced lunch with vegetables and complex carbohydrates. All this is achieved in every poke bowl.
In conclusion the lifestyle we have effects our health. Being consistent in living healthy is the key. PokeShop offers a convenient solution to eating healthy for the long run. It offers fresh vegetables, protein and the right ingredients for a healthy meal in line with living a long life.
Adam Ezekiel, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Professional in Raanana. Adam has a degree in Kinesiology, did exercise research in the IDF, and has his own private gym in Raanana.
Sources: Dan Buettner TED talk: How to live to be 100+