Structural BodyWorks
Remedial & Sports Massage Specialist
Positive Empowerment For You

In 2004, Author Dan Buettner gathered a group
of anthropologists, demographers, epidemiologists
and other researchers to travel around the world
to study communities with surprisingly high
percentages of centenarians (people living over 100
years of age).

As this group of experts identified the longest living
cultures, they drew concentric circles (in blue marker)
on a map, ultimately known as Blue Zones. It was a
concerted effort, and a year later, Buettner wrote a
book titled Blue Zones where he describes the every-
day lives of the 5 longest living people groups in
the world.
• Sardinia, Italy
• Loma Linda, CA
• Ikaria, Greece
• Okinawa, Japan
• Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Surprisingly, many of these cultures consume a
much higher carb diet than the Western world,
confirming once again that despite all the bad
press, carbs don’t necessarily make you fat.

Of course, there are many other lifestyle factors at
play besides carbohydrate intake if you want to live
to be 100.

When all was said and done, there were 9 things
EACH culture in the “blue zones” had in common.
• Large diversity of plant based diet.
• No processed foods
• Strong belief in God (with a strong sense of purpose)
• Social connectivity with family and friends
• Plenty of walking
• Practice forgiveness daily
• Little stress (which is manage well)
• Sleep 8 hours nightly
• No smoking

HICAPS: HEALTH FUNDS

 

Health Funds Highlighted in Green are available on HICAPS. Health Funds giving rebates on the spot.

Current as of 10th March 2010

  

 

HEALTH FUNDS ELIGABLE FOR MASSAGE REBATES

 

Australian Health Management

Australian Regional Health Group:

Aust Post-tel Institute

ACA Health Benefits Funds

BATBF

BUPA

Comcare

Credicare 

Cessnock & District Health Benefits Fund

CUA Health

Defence Health

GMHBA

Grand United

GMF Health

Health Care Insurance Limited

Health Partners

Health Insurance Fund (HIF) WA

Latrobe Health Services (Federation Health)

Lysagt People Care

Mildura District Hospital Fund

Navy Health Fund

Onemedifund

Peoplecare Health Insurance

Phoenix Health Fund

Police Health Fund (South Australia Only)

Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd

Railway & Transport Health Fund Ltd (RT Health)

St Luke’s Health

Teachers Federation Health

Teachers Union Health

Transport Health

Westfund

BUPA Australia Health

ANZ Health Insurance

AXA

Bank SA

BUPA Australia OSHC

Cardmember Health Insurance Plan

HBA

HealthCover Direct

Mutual Community

St George Health Project

National Mutual Health Insurance

CBHS Friendly Society Commonwealth Bank)

NIB

Medibank Private –

MBF-BUPA

HCF 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Unity

Grand United Corporate Health

 

 

GU Health

Manchester Unity

HBF

 

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