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

ISBN-10: 1426202741

ISBN-13: 9781426202742

Edition: 2008

Authors: Dan Buettner

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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. Buettner's colossal research effort, funded in part by the National Institute on Aging, has taken him from Costa Rica to Italy to Japan and beyond. In the societies he visits, it's no coincidence that the way people interact with each other, shed stress, nourish their bodies, and view their world yields more good years of life. You'll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed "ladies man" in Costa Rica, an 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 teams have identified critical everyday choices that correspond with the cutting edge of longevity research--and distilled them into a few simple but powerful habits that anyone can embrace.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

DAN BUETTNER is the founder of Blue Zones, an organisation that helps us live longer, healthier lives. His ground-breaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story Secrets of Living Longer and two bestsellers, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest and Thrive.

Acknowledgments
Preface: Get Ready to Change Your Life
The Truth About Living Longer
The Sardinian Blue Zone
The Blue Zone in Okinawa
An American Blue Zone
Discovering Costa Rica's Blue Zone
Your Personal Blue Zone
Bibliography
Index
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