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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best selling author.  His New York Times Sunday Magazine article, “The Island Where People Forget to Die” was the second most popular article of 2012.  He founded Blue Zones, LLC, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives.


About Blue Zones
Blue Zones, LLC employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company’s work is rooted in The New York Times best-selling books The Blue Zones and Thrive— published by National Geographic books. In 2009, Blue Zones applied the tenets of the books to Albert Lea, MN, and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered healthcare costs for city workers by 40%. Blue Zones takes a systematic, environmental approach to well-being that focuses on optimizing policy, building design, social networks, and the built environment. The Blue Zones Project is based on this innovative approach. For more information, visit www.bluezones.com.

 

About The Blue Zones book

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has 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. In this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life. You’ll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed “ladies man” in Costa Rica, a 102-year-old grandmother in Okinawa, a 102-year-old Sardinian who hikes at least six miles a day, and others. By observing their lifestyles, Buettner’s team has identified critical everyday choices.


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