The southern Japanese island of Okinawa is known as the “land of the immortals” thanks to the unusually high number of centenarians. In fact, Okinawan women live longer than any other women in the world. Dr. Karan Raj, a doctor in the UK with a following of 4.8 million on TikTok, recently took to the platform to explain why.
THE LAND OF IMMORTALS
Okinawa is one of the famous Blue Zones, and the information comes from Dan Buettner’s 2008 book Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer From The People Who’ve Lived The Longest. It’s the same book that explains why people on the tiny Greek island of Ikaria live so long. And while exercise and a diet high in vegetables and grains and low in meat is common among the five Blue Zones, Okinawa has two social principles that help as well: moai and ikigai.