The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 277 pages
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With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. And in this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.

You’ll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed "ladies man" in Costa Rica, a 102-year-old grandmother in Okinawa a 102-year-old Sardinian who hikes at least six miles a day, and others. By observing their lifestyles, Buettner's team has identified critical everyday choices.
 

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The key message in this book: Many people wish they could live forever. Unfortunately, they can't. But they can live to be over 100, provided they take action to develop healthy physical, spiritual and social habits. Read full review

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As a journalist for National Geographic, Dan Buettner, along with travels to four of the world's "blue zones" - longevity hot spots - to interview centenarians and their families about their ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Get Ready to Change Your Life
iii
The Truth About Living Longer
1
The Sardinian Blue Zone
23
The Blue Zone in Okinawa
65
An American Blue Zone
121
Discovering Costa Ricas Blue Zone
167
Your Personal Blue Zone
225
Bibliography
263
Index
269
Illustration Credits
279
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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, the writer of numerous articles on longevity, the founder of Quest Network, Inc., and a producer of more than a dozen interactive expeditions. His cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

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