Perhaps You Can Increase Your Lifespan By Moving to Costa Rica and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Like the Costa Ricans
- by crv.staff
- 7:54 AM UTC
- Filed in Costa Rica
Source : Live In Costa Rica
It looks like retirees and others who move to Costa Rica may be able to live longer if they copy the healthy lifestyle of the locals. In case you don’t know Costa Ricans are the longest living people in Latin America.
Costa Rica has 9,995 citizens over the age of 90, of which 471 are centenarians.The average age expectancy is 78.9 years which ranks 29th in the world ranking. Japan is at the top of the list.
Here is an example of a Costa Rican centenarian. Graciela Flores or “niña Graciela” recently had a lot to celebrate because it was her 104th birthday. Graciela, the retired teacher was born on October 26, 1907, and assures that her longevity is due to eating healthy and being active. “We always eat eat food low in fat, she remarked” Graciela comes from the Nicoya, an area of Costa Rica that is home to 471 centenarians. The areas of Nicoya, Carrillo, Santa Cruz, Hojancha and Nandayure has been identified as a “blue zone” and subject of a National Geographic study and report, is home to many over the age of 100.
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