Loma Linda - California
Loma Linda, situated in California, in the United States of America, was labeld as one of the five Blue Zones in the world. This sunny part of California counts approximately 9000 Seventh-Day-Adventists. The Advenstists built a culture, focused on health.
The population of Loma Linda follow a vegetarian diet and exercise regularly. They drink water in stead of sodas, stay clear of cigarettes and alcohol and keep stress away thanks to a weekly, 24-hour Sabbat (rest day). The hundred-year-olds from Loma Linda value their community greatly. They spend a lot of time together, allowing them to copy each other's healthy behaviours.
The Loma Linda University Medical Center studied the Adventists for the last few years. Their conclusion is that a great lifestyle is the secret to their high age.