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“Blue Zone people are nudged into moving on a daily basis,” says Buettner, explaining that physical activity is more about their natural surroundings rather than dedicated trips to the gym. Instead of sitting in an office or on a couch for prolonged periods, they move—frequently. They walk (or bike) to school, to work, to friends’ houses. They make bread from scratch —a labor-intensive process that, Buettner laughs, gives the Ikarian women “forearms like Popeye.” And they garden. They also keep moving as they get older. “The moment you stop walking, it’s a fairly sharp decline,” says Buettner, which is why based on his findings, he recommends tapering off high impact, cartilage-wearing exercise in older years in favor of lower-impact, more sustainable movement. Tim Woody, a 51-year-old pastor in Fort Worth, Texas (one of the dedicated Blue Zones Project sites), began his q...

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