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The Blue Zones

9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived Longest

By Dan Buettner
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The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived Longest by Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones (2012, first published in 2008) whisks you through the regions of the world with the highest concentrations of healthy centenarians. By examining how people in these regions live and interact, we gain insight into how to extend our own lifespans.

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“If you’re eager to learn about far-flung spots around the world, and, on top of that, are curious to listen to what the oldest among us have to say about living a long and healthy life, I recommend The Blue Zones. The communities featured in these blinks have one unique thing in common: the longevity of their residents. Read on to find out what sets them apart from the rest of the planet.”

– Emily, User Engagement Lead at Blinkist

  • People who want to live longer
  • Health enthusiasts

Dan Buettner, whose work focuses on the secrets of long life, is a bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. His next big project is to introduce the principles of long life that he’s discovered into several US cities.

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