The Blue Zones
Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
By Dan Buettner
National Geographic, Paperback, 9781426204005, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2009
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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.
"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."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 wellthe 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.