ln Japan, the islands of Okinawa located in the far east form the Ryūkyū archipelago. This blue zone is famous for enjoying the longest disability-free life expectancy in the world, so much so that in the Japanese legends it is called “The land of the immortals”. 

Even in Okinawa’s case, nutrition plays a fundamental role in longevity. To this aspect are added the others: lifestyle, sociability, environment.

The other Blue Zones in the world

Ogliastra, SARDINIA

Sardinia is the only Italian region to host one of the five Blue Zones within this beautiful island.

Ikaria, GREECE

The island of Ikaria is part of Greece and is located in the central-eastern Aegean Sea. Like all of Greece, Icaria is also a place rich in history.


The city has been the national epicenter of health and wellness research for decades.


The inhabitants of the area are said to have an extremely positive outlook on life and this would help the elderly to live longer.

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