Blue Zones 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest

ISBN-10: 1426209487
ISBN-13: 9781426209482
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Dan Buettner
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Description: Since publishing his bestsellingThe Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book.The  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Since publishing his bestsellingThe Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book.The Blue Zones, Second Editionis completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing 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.The new Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health.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. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. InThe Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life.Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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
The Greek Blue Zone
Your Personal Blue Zone
Reflecting on the Lessons
Bibliography
Index

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