Title of Abstract

Longevity in the Blue Zones

Submitting Student(s)

Elani Payne

Session Title

Health and Wellness 1

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Ginger Williams, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract

The topic for this research paper focuses on the benefiting factors that contribute to longevity in the Blue Zones areas as opposed to the lifespan shortage in U.S. The main question being asked here is how can life in the Blue Zones contribute to longevity in the U.S? To support this evidence, there will be three disciplines being used for researching areas on this topic of discussion. Those disciplines include psychology, anthropology, and nutrition; all of which make up the key to successful aging. The use of nutrition as a discipline will help with finding out what the centenarians diet looks like and whether they exercise or not. Next, psychology will view this topic from a mental standpoint while also pertaining to the emotional well being of the person. And lastly, anthropology will execute in finding out the difference of lifestyles and cultural beliefs that aid in the longevity of these targeted Blue Zone areas. All these disciplines will piece together in finding the most important reasons for successful aging. Therefore, the blue zones give insight into how to maintain longevity such as dieting well, creating a healthy mindset, and balancing a healthy lifestyle.

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15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Longevity in the Blue Zones

The topic for this research paper focuses on the benefiting factors that contribute to longevity in the Blue Zones areas as opposed to the lifespan shortage in U.S. The main question being asked here is how can life in the Blue Zones contribute to longevity in the U.S? To support this evidence, there will be three disciplines being used for researching areas on this topic of discussion. Those disciplines include psychology, anthropology, and nutrition; all of which make up the key to successful aging. The use of nutrition as a discipline will help with finding out what the centenarians diet looks like and whether they exercise or not. Next, psychology will view this topic from a mental standpoint while also pertaining to the emotional well being of the person. And lastly, anthropology will execute in finding out the difference of lifestyles and cultural beliefs that aid in the longevity of these targeted Blue Zone areas. All these disciplines will piece together in finding the most important reasons for successful aging. Therefore, the blue zones give insight into how to maintain longevity such as dieting well, creating a healthy mindset, and balancing a healthy lifestyle.