Did you know that some of the longest living, healthiest people on the planet have never been to the gym? They don’t go on special diets or attend retreats or travel to the most exotic places. The man I interview today says they stay healthier and happier for longer than most.
Dan Buettner has studied people who live in the Blue Zones – those are 5 regions of the world where an outsize number of people live past 100 and the’re vital for more of those years. Buettner analyzed what people in the Blue Zones have in common and distilled these learnings into strategies he summarized in his best selling books about the Blue Zones.
His latest, The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer, Healthier Life is a step-by-step guide to adopting the habits of people living in the Blue Zones. It’s a strategy to help you transform how you eat, exercise, socialize, build your community, find your purpose and thrive. Buettner presents through provoking ideas about everything from how to choose friends to the value of having sex late in life. Even if you don’t agree with everything here, the conversation is valuable. Buettner says, even adopting some of these life shifts could change the quality of your every day.
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