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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    100-year-old Konstantinos Spanos lost a leg fighting in World War II. He still goes to work every day, and drinks a glass or two of his homemade wine every afternoon.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    Gregoris Tsahas is 100-years-old and smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. He claims he has never been sick a day in his life. He's been married for 60 years, and says his secret to a long relationship is to never come home drunk to his wife.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    97-year old Evangelia Karnava holds a photograph taken when she was 22-years-old. Karnava still cleans her own house, and loves to sing and play the mandolin. Her answer to why she has lived so long? "God wants it this way".
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    Stamatis Moraitis was born in Ikaria but moved to the US as a young man. When he was diagnosed with cancer in 1976, he returned to the island to die. Moraitis lived for another 36 years. He died in February at age 102.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    Most evening socializing begins after 10 pm on the island of Ikaria. Around one in three Ikarians will live into their 90's. The island has low rates of heart disease, cancer and dementia and many maintain their sex lives well into old age.
    Dan Buettner
  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    Dan Buettner, fellow with National Geographic Magazine and author of the book "Blue Zones", interviews 93-year-old Nico and 89-year-old Kalliopi.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    89-year-old Kalliopi and 93-year-old Nico have been married for 70 years. Their secret to a long marriage: communicate, never nag and sleep in the same bed.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    The island of Ikaria is named after Icarus, the character in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and fell into the sea. The people here live a full decade longer than the average American.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    100-year-old Konstantinos Spanos talks with Bill Weir, a local guide and translator Eleni Mazari, and Dan Buettner, author of the book "Blue Zones." Buettner recently identified Ikaria as a "blue zone," a term used for places where people enjoy great longevity.
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  • Why Do People on This Greek Isle Live So Long?

    100-year-old Konstantinos Spanos stands in the doorway of his shop in the village of Evdilos on Ikaria. He credits his long life to never eating fried food, sleeping with the window open, and drinking plenty of wine and herb tea.
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