The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

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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. And 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.

Buettner’s colossal research effort, funded in part by the National Institute on Aging, has taken him from Costa Rica to Italy to Japan and beyond. In the societies he visits, 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. You’ll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed "ladies man" in Costa Rica, an 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 teams have identified critical everyday choices that correspond with the cutting edge of longevity research—and distilled them into a few simple but powerful habits that anyone can embrace.
 

About Dan Buettner

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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and the Today Show to discuss his Blue Zone research and has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years.
 
Published March 25, 2008 by National Geographic. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner sets forth the author's painstaking research into longevity in a number of areas of the world noted to have the highest concentration of the oldest people.

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The Blue Zones, a New York Times best seller, was researched and written by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Explorer from the University of Minnesota who has traveled around the world uncovering the best strategies for longevity.

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Gina Barrett Putt Gina Barrett Putt works in housing, with experience in case management for elders and the mentally ill, and college and K-12 education.

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They may belong to a faith-based community or even a “tribe.” These cultures proactively seek out the right people to live their lives with.

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The Blue Zones is a book written by Dan Buettner about how to live your life and get the most longevity out of it.

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