• Why do Sardinians live so long? You might recall this time last year I visited the Blue Zone in Ikaria, where people live a ludicrously long time. No? Well, I spent six weeks on the rugged Greek island with National Geographic, looking at various factors contributing to their abnormal longevity. To refresh, I found that pork, wine, walking and eating no sugar more
  • how to live to 100: drink wine and walk I’ve written about my visit to Ikaria a few times, through a little series that’s evolved on my blog titled “How to live to 100”. Paniyiris and wine, eating no sugar and eating pork are some of the tricks I came across. Recently my mate Dan Buettner, a National Geographic adventurer and author of the New more
  • Fish soup with kale, plus 6 other ways to eat more greens Greens. I get quite obsessed. I always feel that if I get at least 3 cups of the stuff into my gob each day, then I have a leave pass with the rest of my diet. Within reason. In Europe, however, it’s been tough going in the cruciferous, leafy and folic department. Mostly it’s been more
  • How to live to 100: paniyiri + drink wine I know I’ve shared a lot about Ikaria. But I really must tell you about these uniquely Ikarian village parties. They are like nothing I’ve ever witnessed. And the essence of what they’re about, I think, very much contributes to why the people here live so long and well. Here’s a video of the dance more
  • How to live to 100: eat no sugar I’ve been sharing a few posts on why the people in Ikaria, Greece, live so long. Why it’s a “Blue Zone”. You can catch up here and here on the gist (and there’s more to come). The really big question that dangled during my stay here, however, is where’s the sugar issue sit in all more
  • How to Live to 100: eat pork During my time with the Blue Zones/National Geographic team, I had the highly satisfying experience of having something that I do instinctively, passionately and naturally confirmed as A Good Thing. I learned that eating pork can make you live longer. Or, more scientifically, one of the dietary staples that the various communities in the Blue more
  • Why am I in Ikaria? And a chat with Dan Buettner… It’s a fun story behind how I wound up here in Ikaria, a small island all the way over to the east of Cyclades which has been formally freed from the Turks for exactly 100 years this week (I have the commemorative T-shirt to show for it). I’m also here for a very fun reason. more
  • I’m being broken down I’m now in Icaria, Greece. I should probably explain why and how and what for before launching into a post about an Icarian experience I’m currently having. But, as you will soon learn, everything on this island is topsy-turvy. So an introduction will have to wait. Since arriving in Icaria I’ve been getting looks from more
  • How to eat paleo (ish) while travelling Southern Europe so far: je marche, Je mange. That’s pretty much been the picture for the past five weeks. I don’t really do museums or galleries. I travel to eat. I hike to eat. I eat to hike. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Twitter you might have noticed that I’ve been eating more
  • Sunday life: in which I test how old i am… This week I test my cellular age I’ve reached that curious age where you no longer look your age. Which is to say you look as old as whatever you got up to the night before. When I sleep badly, I look like there’s a huge suck-hole at my feet dragging my fascia deep below more
  • Dan buettner’s morning routine Yesterday I posted about my morning routine. In the middle of my routine, the inspiringly languid and health-ful Dan Buettner emailed me, so I asked him to share his. Three things you should know about Dan: * He’s the world expert on how to live longer and wrote Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from more
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