THE ISLAND WHERE PEOPLE FORGET TO DIE
What’s the secret to living to 100? It may lie on the island of Ikaria, a place where the people drink wine daily, nap when they feel like it and dance to the beat of their own drums – with love and passion.
Ikaria – an island off the western coast of Turkey – is home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals. What’s remarkable about these people is that they live extraordinarily long lives; it is not uncommon to be passing 100 year-olds on the street.
New York Times author, Dan Buettner has been studying populations with exceptional longevity for more than a decade. Seeking to explain why people in particular locations live longer, healthier lives than the rest of the world, he immersed himself in the society and culture of the Ikarians.
So what’s their secret to living longer?
Read at The New York Times: The Island Where People Forget to Die.