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Secrets to Live 100 Years and ICN 12S NEW Initiative!



Assalamualaikum dear community members,


Have you ever wondered how people can live to be 100 years or older? It turns out, there are certain lifestyle choices and environmental factors that can contribute to a long and healthy life. Inspired by the newly released documentary series on Netflix called "Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones," we wanted to share some practical tips with you.


Sense of Purpose

The documentary highlighted that long-lived populations have a clear understanding of their values and purpose in life. They know what they are good at and strive to make a positive impact on those around them. This is highly relevant to Islam, as we believe that Allah has created each of us with unique abilities and capabilities to benefit others.

Natural Movement

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a gym membership to stay active. People in the Blue Zones engage in regular physical activity without even realizing it. Something as simple as doing household chores, gardening, walking to the local market, or strolling around the neighborhood is enough to keep them moving. Physical movement is integrated naturally into their daily routines.

Plant-Based Diet

It was fascinating to learn that people in the Blue Zones consume 90-100% plant-based food every day. They avoid junk food, fast food, and any other unhealthy options. Their dietary choices are motivated by environmental factors and they also follow the concept of "sunnah" by stopping eating before feeling full.

Social Connections

One of the key factors contributing to the longevity of people in the Blue Zones is their strong social connections. They keep their aging parents nearby, actively participate in volunteering activities, and engage with faith-based communities. Maintaining social connections has been shown to have a positive impact on overall health and lifespan.

Inspired by the importance of social connections, the Islamic Center of Nashville has launched a new program called the "Senior Wisdom Circle." This monthly social gathering and discussion is specifically designed for elders aged 65+ in our community. We plan to have separate circles for sisters and brothers to ensure everyone feels comfortable and included.



If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Senior Wisdom Circle, we kindly request that you take a few minutes to complete a quick survey. The survey will help us gather important information and provide an opportunity for you to share your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to fill out the survey on behalf of your parents as well.

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