The term blue zones is introduced by the American researcher Dan Buettner. He pointed out five zones in the world where people have a much higher life expectancy than the people around them. We are talking about a moderate age of 95-105 years old!
Buettner did a thorough research and came out with nine points that all Blue zones shared and are the points to make the difference. People in blue zones have a reason to get up in the morning.
They are part of an active community system till the day they die. In blue zones people eat meat ones a month, they drink a couple of glasses of wine every day, they eat light meals as late supper or dinner.
People in blue zones move a lot as they do not use a lot of machineries. They are very attached to their family and friends and they take a break or a meditation to prevent stress to build up.
Buettner did also build some blue zone copies in America and is studying them in this period.
Of course all blue zones are in the countryside, away from industrial driven life styles and consumption.
The question is if we can combine a blue zone life with modernistic technologies
and comfort. That’s what a ReDock village should become to be able to be a blueprint
for a green generation to come.