Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
National Geographic writer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity and happiness. He identified Blue Zones - places where residents have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach age 100 than anywhere else.
Buettner debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blue print for the average American to live another 12 quality years. Using National Geographic photography and a dynamic delivery, Dan takes audiences to each of the Blue Zones and leaves audience with a actionable plan to live longer, healthier lives.
To find out more visit: http://www.bluezones.com/
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts -- 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
About Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow.
He founded Blue Zones, a company that puts the world's best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people's lives. Buettner's National Geographic cover story on longevity, The Secrets of Living Longer, was one of their top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest (2008) and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (2010) appeared on many best seller lists and both were featured on Oprah.
In 2009, Dan Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to the community of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40 per cent.
Buettner is currently working with Healthways to implement the program in the beach cities of Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente in Orange County, California. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University's Walter Willet called the results "stunning."
Buettner also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an Emmy Award for television.
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