These are the morning routines from areas where many people live to be 100 years old

The Blue Zones can be found in Sardinia (Italy), Ikaria (Greece), Okinawa (Japan) and Nicoya Peninsula (Costa Rica) belong to these areas.

American Dan Buettner researched the habits and routines of people in the Blue Zones. Buettner calls it his mission to share the knowledge of the people from these areas, especially what exactly they do to live that old age. In this way he wants to ensure that other people in the rest of the world can hopefully live longer in health.

The morning routines below will kickstart your day and help you live longer – if we Dan Buettner and the people of the Blue Zones may believe, of course. Take advantage of it!

Healthy breakfast

Don’t underestimate the power of a healthy breakfast. According to Buettner, a good diet ensures a long, healthy life. His research showed that the Blue Zone tribes have in common that they eat a good filling breakfast.


A cup of black coffee is a key to longevity. People in the Blue Zones even drank up to two cups of black coffee a day. Black, so don’t throw lumps of sugar through your daily bowl. Then that cup of coffee might even have the opposite effect.

Looking for Ikagai

Ever heard of Ikigai? The free translation of the word is ‘that which you enjoy getting out of bed in the morning’. A person can have multiple Ikigai’s and your Ikigai can also change over the years. The concept is originally from Japan and it focuses on what really makes you happy.

According to the people who Getting older or older, finding your Ikigai is important, because having a purpose is linked to a longer life. So look for your Ikigai, no matter how young or old you are. You then have (literally) something to get out of bed for.

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