(dedicated to MummyLuv Alison and Jean)
As we are all looking to improve our quality of life in the throes of AFib, I attach an article about the island of Ikaria in Greece (my place), where one in three inhabitants live to 90 and over and pass on in (relatively) good health.
The secret is easily attainable for us all:
- Good physical condition, due to daily exercise as a result of manual labor and rural living. The walking which Ikarians do on a daily basis, combined with the mountainous topography of the island, enhances good physical condition.
- The Mediterranean midday rest, even including a short nap, has been proven to protect and improve cardiac function.
- Emotional attachments to others, including the strong family and social ties between Ikarian people, have been proven to increase the lifespan of older people.
- The relaxed pace of daily life, without anxiety and stress, and living lives full of optimism, has also been known to add to longevity.
A happy and healthy life to us all. Saul