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#14 Longevity Secrets from the Blue Zones | Dan Buettner

Updated: Dec 8, 2019



Dan Buettner

Originally recorded 8-10-2018


"All of this paleo nonsense, ignore it. Life expectancy during paleolithic times was about 30. So if you want to live to 30 maybe eat that diet but if you're interested in life beyond 30, you might want to consider a Blue Zones approach."




Dan Buettner is the author and founder of the Blue Zones, which was a project that looked at regions of the world where people were living the longer than average - Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Loma Linda, California; and Icaria, Greece. Dan is also a National Geographic Fellow, a New York Times Bestselling author, an Emmy Awards-winner for co-directing the Africatrek: A Journey by Bicycle through Africa, and holds three Guinness records for endurance cycling.


In this episode, Dan talks about his work with the Blue Zones, what the 5 Blue Zones Hotspots had in common, how to apply the lessons from the Blue Zones to urban/food deserts, and the quality of life for those living in the Blue Zones. I personally think that this is some of the best research out there for those who are interested in learning about longevity and what one can do to help maximize it. In short: eat a healthy diet, move your body, and surround yourself in positivity!


Books by Dan Buettner


The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People (2017)

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People (2017)

The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (2012)

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (2011)

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (2010)

Africatrek: A Journey by Bicycle through Africa (1997)



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