Throughout the world, there are health havens called “Blue Zones,” regions that have higher life expectancy terms within their population, have low rates of chronic diseases and have overall healthier lifestyles. The Blue Zones demonstrate how practicing simple, consistent daily habits that promote both mental and physical wellness are the secret sauce to a long, healthy life.
Driven by the belief that wellness doesn’t have to be complicated, the Department of Nutrition will host a talk inspired by Blue Zones.
Held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 4 p.m., this event will focus on the island of Ikaria, Greece. This session will be held via Zoom.
The people of Ikaria aren’t all chugging superfood smoothies or running marathons, but many are eating plants, drinking wine and taking naps.
Hope Barkoukis, chair of the department will host this session for a crash course on why slowing down, working out, taking a breather and enjoying family (with a side of beans) may be just what you may need to get a great start to the school year.