Wellbeing and Blue Zone Areas

Just returned from a working cruise  – visiting some lovely places across Central America. This provided me with an opportunity to meet so many interesting people, from many walks of life and those who attended my talks seemed to have at least one thing in common – an open mindedness to learn and find different ways of doing things to improve the quality of their lives, whether it be to get a better balance , improve the their sleep patterns, understand what makes them tick or build their resilience levels.

One of the places we visited was just along the coast from a ‘Blue Zone’ area – in Costa Rica – the concept where people live measurably longer lives as measured by 9 lifestyle lessons.

Quite simply, these people live a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, daily exercise, and a low stress life that incorporates family, purpose, shared beliefs and meaning.

I like to define Wellbeing as our physical, mental and emotional state – i.e. a healthy body, an alert mind and balanced emotionally. Wellbeing is related to personal health, community spirit and creativity. Our wellbeing is shaped by our genes, our upbringing, our personal circumstances and choices, and the social conditions in which we live – all of which fits within the perimeters of the Blue Zone lifestyle lessons.

So how well does your current lifestyle fit with the Blue Zone 9 lifestyle lessons?

If you’d like more information on my resilience coaching programme, please do let me know, happy to help.

In the meantime, may I wish you a Happy Christmas and very best wishes for New Year.

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