The Blue Zones

The Blue Zones

9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

Book - 2012
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Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe. Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book, an updated and expanded edition of his bestselling classic on longevity. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years. 

The latest Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health.

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. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life.

Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Baker & Taylor
Reveals the secrets of diet, behavior, fitness, and attitude collected from long-lived communities around the world, revealing the critical everyday lifestyle choices and behavior that correspond to a longer, healthier life.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781426209482
Branch Call Number: 613.2 B862b, 2012
Characteristics: xxiv, 312 p. : ill.; 23 cm


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Apr 03, 2017

An interesting book, but not great. Analysis of the various concepts presented is quite basic, and likely wouldn't hold up to much scrutiny.

PimaLib_SheilaB Oct 07, 2015

Fascinating! Author Dan Buettner takes us around the world with an interesting report on centenarians who he interviewed with a team of scientists. Then, he compares the groups to find similarities. Next, he presents a challenge to readers about ways they can change. A must read if you are interested in your health! See his twitter for addditional tips:


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