Loma Linda A Blue Zone City
Did you know that Loma Linda has been identified as a “Blue Zone” City? One of only 5 in the world!
According to bluezone.com
The concept of “Blue Zones” grew out of the demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain outlined in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology, identifying Sardinia as the region of the world with the highest concentration of male centenarians. Pes and Poulain drew concentric blue circles on the map highlighting these villages of extreme longevity and began to refer to this area inside the circle as the “Blue Zone.”
Building on that demographic work, Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder, pinpointed other longevity hotspots around the world and dubbed them “Blue Zones.” Dan has discovered five places in the world where people live the longest, and are healthiest: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.