Most people hope they’ll live a long, healthy, and happy life, but few are able to travel the world in an attempt to reverse-engineer the formula for longevity. That’s exactly what Dan Buettner did: Beginning in the early aughts, Buettner collaborated with National Geographic, scouring the globe in pursuit of places where people live much longer than average — and thus, the concept of “Blue Zones” came to be. Following Buettner’s bestselling book The Blue Zone: 9 Lessons of Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, the new doc series Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones travels around the world to investigate the diet and lifestyles of those living the longest lives.
To date, Buettner’s travels and research have unveiled:
as Blue Zones with the highest rates of living centenarians.
Nicoya, Costa Rica
Loma Linda, California
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones executive producer Angus Wall says that MakeMake Entertainment collaborated with Buettner for five years to accurately and thoroughly tell the important stories of people living in these areas of the world.
The four-part series will debut on Netflix on Aug. 30. Buettner’s latest book, The Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer, is now available for pre-order, and available for purchase August 29.