The Blue Zones
Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
By Dan Buettner
(National Geographic Society, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781426207556, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 19, 2010
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A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what's the formula for success? National Geographic ExplorerDan Buettner has lead teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones geographic regions where highpercentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives.
The recipe for longevity, Buettner has found, is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. You won't findlongevity in a bottle of diet pills or with hormone therapy. You'll find it by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and bycreating the right community around yourself. In "The Blue Zone, "Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevityresearch to inspire lasting behavioral change and add years to your life.
“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.
“The Blue Zone 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.
“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.
“After a lifetime in the health and beauty business, I had the feeling that I knew most everything about aging gracefully. Then along comes Blue Zones, which is a valuable guide to help us achieve longer healthier lives. Each engaging encounter reveals simple, healthy choices that everyone can incorporate into their lives no matter where they live. Thank you, Dan Buettner!”
“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!”