Blue Zones (Book)

Author, Dan Buettner, is Founder of Blue Zones where their mission is to “use an innovative, systematic, environmental approach to well-being that optimizes policy, urban and building design and social networks.” In this book, Blue Zones; Lessons From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Buettner researches extraordinary long-lived communities around the world (blue zones) to study their diet, life-style, outlook, and stress-coping mechanisms to understand why they are an exception to the rule when it comes to life-expectancy.  Buettner finds that the reason for this longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. The 5 areas people lived the longest statistically and that Buettner researched are Okinawa (Japan), Sardinia (Italy), Nicoya (Costa Rica), Icaria (Greece), and Loma Linda (California, USA). 

ITF Tennis – Nutrition (Article)

The ITF SSMC is a committee comprised of a group of sport scientists, physicians, and tennis administrators from different parts of the world who represent professional tennis. Members analyse and discuss the six areas of sport science relevant to tennis, including physiology, psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, motor learning and sports medicine. This is not so much an article but more a link to a website that provides extensive information on the good and the bad of nutrition for tennis players. They divide their nutrition site into three areas: eating right, planning meals, and supplements.