The Blue Zones have been studied a great deal by longevity experts, and while this valley of longevity is not one of them, it is certainly a place worth exploring. However, they aren’t the only places on the map that have laid claim to longevity. Vilcabamba, Ecuador is one such place. With a history of being the playground of the Incas, Vilcabamba is a remote spot where a high percentage of their population is documented supercentenarians in amazing health. One can’t help but wonder, what’s their lifestyle?
Tucked away in the Andean slopes of Ecuador, lies the quiet and picturesque village of Vilcabamba. Known to many as the ‘Valley of Longevity,’ Vilcabamba has a reputation for being home to one of the highest concentrations of exceptionally old people, including numerous centenarians and a number of residents apparently reaching 140 years. Hard to believe? Read it for yourself.
And while the chance is slim that you will move to Vilcabamba, following the principles of The 100 Year Lifestyle will empower you to make your current location and circumstances more conducive to a greater quality of life and longevity.
Immediately begin by calculating your M-PYR, minimum potential years remaining.
Take the 100 Year Lifestyle Assessment and learn what your score means.
Download and try some of the recipes including the detox, paleo, or vegan options.
Schedule an appointment with one of our 100 Year Lifestyle providers.
Learn about your finances and longevity and create a 100 Year Balance Sheet.
Learn about how family and other relationships can be developed to support your quality of life as you age. It’s important to have multiple circles and not just one.
One of the most important principles we have learned over the past 15 years of teaching these principles is that your longevity potential is not borrowed time. It is birthright time. If you have aging parents, grandparents or great-grandparents who have outlived their elders, the same will very possibly be true for you.
Enjoy the journey every step of the way by implementing these strategies. You’ll be glad you did!