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The Blue Zones Solution: Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People – 9 Questions for Dan Buettner

March 17, 2022

1. Why did you write The Blue Zones Solution? The first Blue Zones book reveals the lessons from the world’s longest-lived people. This book takes the science a step farther to reveal what individuals can do in their own lives and communities. The first book was the “what” of longevity; Solutions is the “how.” 2. […]

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 […]

20 Habits For a Healthier, Happier Life

March 11, 2022

Instead of focusing on an outcome like “lose 20 pounds” or “exercise every day,” focus on acquiring life-enhancing new habits. We are creatures of habit and products of our surroundings, so optimizing our environments and routines will yield a much higher rate of success. Don’t try all of the things below at one time. Choose […]

Sardinia’s Blue Zone Lessons

March 9, 2022

Eat a lean, plant-based diet accented with meat. The classic Sardinian diet consists of whole-grain bread, beans, garden vegetables, fruits, and, in some parts of the island, mastic oil. Sardinians also traditionally eat pecorino cheese made from grass-fed sheep, whose cheese is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Meat is largely reserved for Sundays and special […]

Okinawa’s Longevity Lessons

March 7, 2022

Embrace an Ikigai Older Okinawans can readily articulate the reason they get up in the morning. Their purpose-imbued lives gives them clear roles of responsibility and feelings of being needed well into their 100s. Rely on a Plant-Based Diet Older Okinawans have eaten a plant-based diet most of their lives. Their meals of stir-fried vegetables, […]

Loma Linda’s Blue Zone Secrets

March 5, 2022

Find a sanctuary in time. A weekly break from the rigors of daily life, the 24-hour Sabbath provides a time to focus on family, God, camaraderie, and nature. Adventists claim this relieves their stress, strengthens social networks, and provides consistent exercise. Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Adventists with healthy BMIs (meaning they have […]

Costa Rica’s Longevity Secrets

March 4, 2022

Have a plan de vida. Successful centenarians have a strong sense of purpose. They feel needed and want to contribute to a greater good. Drink hard water. Nicoyan water has the country’s highest calcium content, perhaps explaining the lower rates of heart disease, as well as stronger bones and fewer hip fractures. Keep a focus […]

The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution is a Guide to Preventing and Reversing Mental Decline

February 27, 2022

  That’s right, up to 90 percent. In their new book The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline, they articulate how eating a Blue Zones Diet, having a sense of purpose, shedding stress, and getting a good night’s sleep can be better than taking a pill or getting […]

PlantYou – Cook Book

February 15, 2022

Plant-based eating doesn’t have to be complicated! The delicious recipes in this easy-to-follow cookbook are guaranteed to keep you inspired and motivated.  

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