Quiz 40: More Good Years

Psychology

Ikaria is a mountainous, 99 square-mile island. On an average, Ikarians life span is more than everyone else in the world. The demographic and medical researchers funded by AARP and national geographic found that one out of three Ikarian's reaches age 90. Ikarians suffer cancer 20 percent lesser than Americans half rate of heart disease and one ninth rate of diabetes. The older people over 90 do not suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The reason Ikaria being healthy island is that it has radioactive hot springs, which were believed to be pain reliever and it cures joint pain and other ailments. Later Ikarians shifted their village inland, over high rocky slopes. The isolated Ikarians started following unique lifestyle. They developed distinctive lifestyle, including optimism and an inclination for partying that reduces stress. Ikarians sleeping time starts from midnight, they sleep late and take routine naps. The Ikarians even those who are above 90 are sexually active. The other 13 formula Ikarians follow for the longevity is: 1. Ikarians consume around 150 varieties of wild greens that grow on Ikaria. These wild greens contain more than ten times antioxidants than in red wine. 2. They sip herbal teas, which is blend of mint, chamomile and many other herbs religiously. This lowers their blood pressure that decreases the risk of heart disease. 3. Ikarians to not keep track of time, and do not stress themselves towards on time completion of work. This lowers their chances of getting arthritis and wrinkles. 4. Ikarians religiously take nap for 30 minutes, that reduces the risk of heart disease. 5. Ikarians walk a lot on the mountainous terrain for search of transport. This is their mini workout. 6. Ikarians, since are secluded from world, they maintain a strong connection among themselves. This social connectedness lower depression and mortality. 7. Aged Ikarians drink goat's milk in their whole life. The goat milk contains blood pressure lowering hormone called tryptophan. 8. Ikarians follow Mediterranean diet. A regimen high in potatoes, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and Meat. 9. The Ikarians consume local honey that contains antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. 10. Ikarians are the world highest consumer of olive oil. They even spray extra virgin olive oil rich in antioxidants, over cooked food for protecting the goodness of oil that is destroyed by heat. 11. Ikarians grow their own fruits and vegetable. They eat it soon after picking them as it is high in compound that reduces risk of cancer and heart disease. 12. Ikarians believe in Greek orthodox ritual and they regularly attend religious services, which are linked to longer life spans. 13. The Ikarians bake sourdough bread which contains high complex carbohydrate and improve glucose metabolism and reduces diabetes. The combination of Ikarian's habits help them live a significantly longer and healthy life.

Ikaria is a mountainous, 99 square-mile island. On an average, Ikarians life span is more than everyone else in the world. The demographic and medical researchers funded by AARP and national geographic found that one out of three Ikarian's reaches age 90. Ikarians suffer cancer 20 percent lesser than Americans half rate of heart disease and one ninth rate of diabetes. The older people over 90 do not suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The isolated Ikarians started following unique lifestyle. They developed distinctive lifestyle, including optimism and an inclination for partying that reduces stress. Ikarians sleeping time starts from midnight, they sleep late and take routine naps. The Ikarians even those who are above 90 are sexually active. The components of Ikarians' diet that contribute to their longevity is: 1. Ikarians consume around 150 varieties of wild greens that grow on Ikaria. These wild greens contain more than ten times antioxidants than in red wine. 2. They sip herbal teas, which is blend of mint, chamomile and many other herbs religiously. This lowers their blood pressure that decreases the risk of heart disease. 3. Aged Ikarians drink goat's milk in their whole life. The goat milk contains blood pressure lowering hormone called tryptophan. 4. Ikarians follow Mediterranean diet. A regimen high in potatoes, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and Meat. 5. The Ikarians consume local honey that contains antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. 6. Ikarians are the world highest consumer of olive oil. They even spray extra virgin olive oil rich in antioxidants, over cooked food for protecting the goodness of oil that is destroyed by heat. 7. Ikarians grow their own fruits and vegetable. They eat it soon after picking them as it is high in compound that reduces risk of cancer and heart disease. 8. The Ikarians bake sourdough bread which contains high complex carbohydrate and improve glucose metabolism and reduces diabetes. The combination of Ikarian's diet help them live a significantly longer and healthy life.

Healthy lifestyle is key for extending lifespan. We have seen in the case of Ikarians that how by following combination of life style, help in extending longevity. Ikarians developed distinctive lifestyle, including optimism and an inclination for partying that reduces stress. Ikarians sleeping time starts from midnight, they sleep late and take routine naps. The Ikarians even those who are above 90 are sexually active. Apart from the information we have gathered from Ikarians lifestyle, the other formulas that can help us in extending our lifespan are: 1. Instead of using mode of transport in our daily life, we must use our body. Doing the tasks that involve body movement is recommended like cycling, gardening, cleaning etc. 2. Instead of chatting on phone, walk to the neighbourhood or friends house in person. 3. Take any food in moderation. We must not end up overeating. If indulging in drink, have a glass or two not more than that. 4. Coconut oil is very good for health and must be used as cooking mode. 5. Connect with nature. Walking on the grass or exercising in park is really helpful. 6. Consume organic fruits and vegetable, Blend fresh juices, rather than canned juice. 7. Enjoy life slowly. Don't rush behind time. Indulge in healthy chatting with friends or family while a sunset. 8. Quit smoking, if we give up cigarettes it can extend our life by 10 years approx. 9. Losing weight make us get rid of many diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases. 10. Letting go is the best mantra of long life. Forgive people and let go small things in life that you can't control. 11. Getting enough sleep is an elixir for life. Snooze for at least 8 hours in a day. The combination of daily diet and some minor changes in lifestyle help a great deal to live a significantly longer and healthy life.

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