Power9 Principle No. 1: Move Naturally The world's longest-lived people don't pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They live in places where they can walk to the store, to their friend's house or places of worship. Their houses have stairs. They have gardens in their yards.
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Power9 Principle No. 3: Down Shift Stress leads to chronic inflammation, which is associated with every major age-related disease. Although everyone experiences stress, the world's longest-lived people have routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour.
Power9 Principle No. 2: Know Your Purpose Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy. The Okinawans call it "ikigai" and the Nicoyans call it "plan de vida"—for both, it translates to "why I wake up in the morning." Begin investigating your own purpose, by creating an internal inventory of your life. Try to articulate your values, passions, gifts and talents.