The Blue Zone: Albert Lea Minnesota a study in healthful living!

@jillhill (37379)
United States
October 21, 2009 7:10am CST
AARP along with and insurance company and the University of Minnesota are conducting a test in my area that is supposed to extend your life by two to three years. There are many different Blue zones in the world where people live much longer the usual. It's because of eating right and exercising etc. I am not sold on the whole program though....so I have not participated but for those that want to be included it's a wonderful thing to do. Do you think you could change your whole life including the way you live and exercise to be included in a study? In one school here they actually do not allow any candy in the school for the kids....not even for their fall (Halloween) party...So would you participate?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
21 Oct 09
NO, I would not. too old to change my ways now & besides i sort of like the way things are , most of the time.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Same here.....I don't like fish either and you are supposed to eat it three times a week...yuck!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I vove fish but don't eat it every week. I would get tired of anyting eating it that often.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Thanks Jill, for the best response. Hope your day is a good one.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Several months ago Oprah did a show on the Blue Zones all over the world. I never heard of many of the countries but they looked very interesting as she visited each one. Some of those people lived to be well over 100 and were still walking without assistance. I doubt I would change my ways of exercising or eating. I do some exercising in the house when my back allows. I don't eat very much and only when I'm hungry so that keeps my weight to a minimum. Not sure I agree with not allowing candy in the schools for Halloween. That's the tradition and why change it. Maybe this study could be done at a different time of the year and not around any holidays.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
13 Nov 09
It's an ongoing thing.....so they just banned it all year around in the school....poor kids....kind of takes the piazz out their parties!
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 09
I guess I'd have to know more about it. Are they going to do my shopping and cooking for me? :-)
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I guess my b*tch about the whole thing is as adults shouldn't you already know what's good for you? Do you have to have a bunch of people and the press come and see if you are eating right or if you know how to exercise? I think it's just a publicity stunt created by people that don't have anything better to do with their time!
@riyasam (16570)
• India
21 Oct 09
my kids are also not allowed to take candy to school but i am not sure whether the older children obey it fully,i think it is healthy in one way as they cant have candies where they spend a sizable amount of their time(candies are known to be not so healthy snack)
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
21 Oct 09
That's true.....but one once in a great while?