Explore the world of health & wellness and aim to inspire others through the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Shed Stress & Live Longer
People in the Blue Zones have unique, down-to-earth methods of reducing stress that we can all learn from. For example, Okinawans turn to their 'village' to socialize during good times and stressful ones. They also find calm in daily habits like gardening or praying to their ancestors.
Learn from the world's longest-lived people
What does it mean to "move naturally"? Interestingly, it's the opposite way most of us think about physical health. According to Dan Buettner, "the world's longest-lived people don't pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead. they live in environments that nudge them into moving without thinking about it."
3 Foods that Promote Longevity & Prevent Disease
Over recent years, research has come to show that many aspects of our long-term health are lifestyle-driven - rather than dictated fully by our genetics. This new-but-growing field of epigenetics is fascinating, and empowering for us all, because it proves that we really are what we eat.
"Easy Adds" for Long-term Wellness
Oftentimes, it can feel like the moment you start to take your health into your own hands it turns into a massive undertaking - so much so, that you end up putting off making any changes. At Kosterina, we are focused on accessible wellness -- and what realistic changes we can make to live a longer, healthier life.
Make Health Your Full-time Job
I’ve come to the realization that we all need to take our individual health into our own hands. I love the way that Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. and renowned integrative specialist, describes our medical system today: The Western medical system is like a plumber - it does a great job at finding a problem and fixing it immediately, but not getting to the root cause.
How To Manifest Anything You Want
What do you know about manifestation? I was talking with a good friend who told me that many years ago she began “manifesting” by repeating a mantra over and over again each day. And apparently this allows her to dream up the things she wants and they eventually come to be. Seriously? She also keeps a vision board on Pinterest of the milestones she’s seeking in life.
The Healing Power of Nature
Most of us have spent long stretches of time inside over the past few weeks. But, we know how important time in nature is for our health and longevity. Modern science has proven we intuitively knew: fresh air, time in nature or "forest-bathing" can literally shift our perspective.
The Benefits of Bone Broth
You might remember the good, ol' days when your mom would make a warm, chicken soup if you were feeling sick. Well, we're now learning that moms are always right - and bone broth is beneficial for our long-term health in many ways.
Aging may be a disease that we can reverse
What if I were to tell you that aging is a disease - not a necessary step in life - that can be reversed? I know it might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but there's some really interesting research that's surfacing about how aging is actually in our power.
The Key to Immunity? Less Stress.
The past week most of us have gone from holiday mode to work mode. A lot of times, we dive right into high gear without acknowledging we need a ramp up period (going from movies on the couch to three-hour marathon meetings can be a major shift).
How to Avoid Cold Season
If you're like me the transition to Fall is one of the best times of the year. But, as much as I love pumpkin-everything and cozy sweaters - I don't love how much it impacts my immune system.
The Longevity Test
Do you want to know how your lifestyle habits will affect your longevity? Last month I wrote about Blue Zones-- 5 areas of the world that have a higher than average population of centenarians (people who live to be over 100). And now the Blue Zones Project has a developed a quick test to determine your life expectancy.
How to Live to Be 100 Years Old
Change up your diet. Want to live to celebrate your hundredth birthday? It’s going to take a lot less birthday cake, and more fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. But don’t think you have to completely give up all the good things in life, the secret to a long life also includes wine and naps.
7 Reasons Why a Mediterranean Diet Should Be Your Go-To
It’s healthy and delicious. Forget the juice cleanses or those low-carb, no-sugar, no-dairy (basically no-fun) diets. There’s one diet that’s tried and true, and has been around for ages--since Ancient History, to be exact. This diet lets you actually enjoy food and you won’t have to skimp on the good stuff. It’s the Mediterranean diet.