Blue Zones® is a colossal research effort founded and led by Dan Buettner and funded in part by the National Institute on Aging. The Blue Zones team has traveled from Costa Rica to Italy to Japan to Greece and beyond. In the societies we visit, it’s no coincidence that the way people interact with each other, shed stress, nourish their bodies, and view their world yields more good years of life. Buettner and the team have traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. Our goal is to share with you this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that will add years to your life. For more information on the Blue Zones, see http://www.bluezones.com/about
Dan Buettner Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Zones and the New York Times best-selling author of "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest." Dan is an internationally recognized explorer, educator, public speaker and co-producer of an Emmy Award-winning travel documentary. Dan has appeared as a longevity expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS's The Early Show and CNN.
About The Blue Zones book
In THE BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, (published by National Geographic) world-renowned explorer Dan Buettner leads teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of the Blue Zones — four geographic regions where small populations are living remarkably long, full lives. In addition to sharing his extraordinary accounts of the oldest people on the planet, Buettner examines how their unique lifestyles correlate to their extraordinary longevity. Finally — and most importantly — Buettner details exactly how to incorporate these powerful lifestyle characteristics into your daily routine so that you, too, can live in your Blue Zone.
Praise for The Blue Zones
“The Blue Zones is one of the most important and engaging stories you will ever read! With Dan Buettner as your intrepid narrator, you will visit locations where people are living the longest, healthiest lives anywhere on the planet. More importantly, you will learn how to immediately incorporate those lessons from faraway places into your very own life. When I hosted the documentary Chasing Life, Dan Buettner was the man we looked to for advice. Now, you have all of it at your fingertips. Inside: the secret to a long life.” —Sanjay Gupta, M.D.
“Eat less. Make family a priority. Banish stress. I figured it should be no problem to follow most of the common-sense tips that Dan Buettner outlines in The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” —The New York Times
“A must-read if you want to stay young! Buettner teaches us the secrets of the world’s longest-lived cultures and how they can turn back your biological clock.” —Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
“This book gives you practical tips for living long and well—the essential components of lifestyles in those areas of the world where healthy aging is the rule. I recommend it.” —Andrew Weil, M.D.
“Dan Buettner takes us on a journey to explore the secrets of longevity and in so doing introduces us to a world of joy in aging…at 91, this is very good news!” —Walter Cronkite
“National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner has spent recent years traveling the globe, analyzing cultures where people live long, healthy lives, teasing out the secrets behind their enduring well-being. He has christened these longevity hot spots “Blue Zones,” and has written a book about them…They include Sardinia, Italy, and Hojancha, Costa Rica, and he is just back from the isolated Greek island of Ikaria, where people nap often and enjoy regular festivals—sometimes five in one week." —USA Today