How to ‘blue zones’ your meal

  1. Order salad dressing on the side.
  2. When it comes to dressing, think “drizzle” instead of “drench.”
  3. Look for low-calorie, low-fat options.
  4. Put half your meal in a take-home container for a second meal later or split a meal with one of your dining companions.
  5. Savor the flavors and the conversation.

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Power 9: Habits to live longer, better

  1. Move naturally: Walk to do errands, even when it’s cold.
  2. Know your purpose: Need help unlocking your purpose? Take the purpose checkup.
  3. Downshift: Take breaks throughout the day, even if it’s to step outside for a few invigorating breaths of air.
  4. Eat until 80% full: Take small portions and eat only until you’re no longer hungry.
  5. Put a plant slant on your diet: Think of meat as the side dish instead of the main course.
  6. Friends at 5: End the day with a cup of tea or glass of wine with loved ones.
  7. Downshift: Take time to release stress.
  8. Put loved ones first: Build your life around family and friends.
  9. Belong: Join a spiritual group, service club or other organization.