What do the longest living people have in common?

They place a strong emphasis on family and social engagement.

From Sonja Lyubomirsky’s very interesting book, The How of Happiness:

An intriguing analysis of three communities of very long-living people — Sardinians in Italy, Okinawans in Japan, and Seventh-Day Adventists in Loma Linda, California — revealed that they all had five things in common. At the top of that list were “Put family first” and “Keep socially engaged.”

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