At The 100 Year Lifestyle we know that you don’t have to live in a Blue Zone to live 100:100, at 100% for 100 years or more. But, apparently it doesn’t hurt. Sardina, Italy is one of the five identified Blue Zones in the world. Those are places with high concentrations of centenarians.
Sardinia is know for being home to the world’s oldest living men. However, this part of the world harbors what is a super Blue Zone – Perdasdefogu, Sardinia. This small town in a tucked-away corner of the world has 10 centenarians out of a population of 1,765. That’s 13 times the national average for Italy. So what’s going on in Perdasdefogu?
Life hasn’t always been easy in Perdasdefogu. Maybe that is why the people there are so strong and resilient. However, fresh air abounds, the rugged terrain demands an active lifestyle regardless of your age, and the community is close.
Vittorio Lai, nicknamed Pistol, still drives and hunts wild boar, and on Saturday became the latest person in Perdasdefogu, a remote mountain town on the Italian island of Sardinia that set a world record for longevity, to celebrate his 100th birthday.
What’s his secret? Keep reading to find out.