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Why Japan’s longest-lived women hold the key to better health

April 5, 2022

It took me two days to convince Gozei Shinzato to show me her arsenal of longevity supplements, but, in the end, she delivered. Before me lay at least five compounds that could explain how the spry centenarian had eluded the diseases of aging to reach her 104th year with the flexibility of a yogi and […]

Why is Costa Rica one of the Happiest, Healthiest Places on Earth?

March 3, 2022

According to Dr. Robert Waldinger, a psychiatrist and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, people with the best health outcomes were people who “leaned into relationships, with family, with friends, with community.” Educating Mothers In our work studying extraordinary populations around the world, we’ve found that family is the foundation for health and […]

Why Diet and Exercise Don’t Work

March 13, 2022

What would you say to somebody who asks why the Blue Zones approach doesn’t necessarily incorporate what people think of when you think of fitness and health? Why isn’t Blue Zones doing CrossFit or weight loss pills and protein powders? Well, I take a cue from evolution. If you look at how humans have evolved […]

Where are the Happiest Cities in America?

March 15, 2022

The Top 5 Happiest Cities in America: Boulder, CO Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Charlottesville, VA Fort Collins, CO San Luis Obispo, CA What metrics are universal to the happiest places in the country? In the happiest places, residents have trust (in their police, neighbors, and local government); good walkability and people-friendly design (sidewalks and safe streets); […]

What Happened When Finland’s Unhealthiest Town Went on a Diet

April 15, 2022

When North Karelian residents discovered that their population was distinguished by health problems, they became indignant. The government responded by approving a small grant and tapping Pekka Puska, then 27, with a medical degree and a master’s in social sciences, to lead a five-year pilot project in the region. “I wasn’t hired because I was […]

This May Be the Untold Secret to Longevity (Hint: It’s Not Only What You Eat)

April 19, 2022

Now, Marta Zaraska, in her powerful new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, unpacks these “soft drivers” of health, showing us why they are more important than the marketer’s panacea, diet-and-exercise. I interviewed Marta from her home in Paris (from Santa Barbara). I found her answers enlightening. […]

The Right Outlook: How Finding Your Purpose Can Improve Your Life

March 2, 2022

If you can, research suggests that you could be living up to seven good years longer. Research shows that people who know their life purpose and why they wake up in the morning live longer, better lives. Dr. Robert Butler and his collaborators led an NIH-funded study that looked at the correlation between having a […]

The End of Craving with Mark Schatzker

April 25, 2022

Dan Buettner: I’m coming to you live from Miami. And as many of you know, I am Dan Buettner. I’m the author of several Blue Zones books and made mostly my mark in identifying the areas around the world where people live statistically longest, and then trying to discern what exactly they’re doing that explains […]

The Case for Free-Range Parenting

February 28, 2022

At the beginning of each of my talks, I ask how many people in the audience walked to school as kids. Almost everyone raises their hand. When I ask how many of their kids walk to school, very few hands go up. We are doing our kids a huge disservice. Not only are we increasing […]

100 Recipes to Live to 100 THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN

The Blue Zones Kitchen fuses scientific reporting, National Geographic photography and 100 recipes that may help you live to 100. The Blue Zones’ food tradition is going the way of the dodo bird, thanks to the encroachment of the American Food Culture.

The Blue Zones Kitchen

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, National Geographic Fellow & Founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer

Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth