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

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National Geographic Books, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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In this expanded paperback edition of his New York Times bestseller, longevity expert Dan Buettner draws on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years.

A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what's the formula for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has lead teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones—geographic regions where high percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives.

The recipe for longevity, Buettner has found, is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. You won't find longevity in a bottle of diet pills or with hormone therapy. You'll find it by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around yourself. In The Blue Zone, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting behavioral change and add years to your life.
 

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This book was good, but I think it could have been condensed considerably. The narratives were mildly interesting, but not terribly compelling (to me). I did like the last chapter on "Your Personal ... Read full review

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it is a great book. i highly recommend it. great info to live a long and happy life Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
21
The Blue Zone in Okinawa
61
An American Blue Zone II 7
117
Chapter Five
163
Your Personal Blue Zone
219
Bonus Material
262
Bibliography
268
Index
277
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About the author (2010)

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and the Today Show to discuss his Blue Zone research and has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years.


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