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

ISBN-10: 1426207557

ISBN-13: 9781426207556

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dan Buettner

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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. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of the Blue Zones through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable and happily long-lived people on the planet. Meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed "ladies man" in Costa Rica, an 88-year old yoga devotee and decathalete in Okinawa, and a 107 year-old Sardinian who still climbs trees to harvest nuts for her family's Sunday meal, to name a few. By observing daily life in these communities, and conducting in-depth lifestyle research, Buettner's teams have identified the everyday behaviors and choices that correspond with the cutting edge of longevity research. In Sardinia for example, family comes first, a fact of life celebrated with big dinners that include red wine and simple, home-cooked foods. In Okinawa Japan, gardening and yoga are two popular activities, and life is governed by the principle of ikigai, which means having a purpose. In Loma Linda, California, Seventh Day Adventists attribute longevity to strong faith, family, and dietary restrictions that limit food consumption and promote a healthy, low-fat diet. By distilling the key longevity behaviors from these wildly diverse populations, Buettner has derived recommendations for healthy lifestyle choices that anyone can make to create their own "Blue Zone" and promote long life. Buettner's inspiring examples of well-lived lives and easy to apply "best practices" from his studies empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.13" wide x 6.89" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.572
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.