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He approved of coffee. As we walked through Greenwich Village, looking for a decent shot of joe to fuel an afternoon of shopping and cooking and talking about the enigma of longevity, he pointed out that the men and women of Icaria, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, regularly slurp down two or three muddy cups a day. This came as delightful news to me. Icaria has a key role in Mr.

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Emmy-winning Filmmaker Dan Buettner on Blue Zones The bestselling author explores places around the world where people live longer and better by Dan Buettner, AARP , December 10, Comments: 0 Edward Linsmier How did you discover the "blue zones," the places around the world where people are most likely to live to be ?

As a National Geographic fellow, I came across a report showing that the people who lived in Okinawa had the longest disability-free life expectancy in the world. We organized an expedition to find out why, and then went to the National Institute on Aging for funding to look for other blue zones. In the first wave of research, we identified two more: Sardinia and a Seventh-day Adventist community in Loma Linda, California.

What makes a blue zone? These places have the lowest rate of middle-age mortality or the highest concentration of centenarians on their continent. They live in an environment that sets them up for success.

How exactly? They also have a vocabulary for purpose. What does that mean? In Costa Rica the phrase is plan de vida, or life plan. In blue zones, the older you get, the more revered you are. Put your feet up. We honor your decades of wisdom. The main foods you see in every blue zone are greens, grains, tubers, nuts and beans. Sardinian minestrone. I got it from the Melises, the Guinness world record holder for the longest-living family.

Every day they have the same lunch: sourdough bread, a small glass of red cannonau wine and a bowl of minestrone. What have you learned? Our most recent city was Fort Worth, Texas. They credit us with lowering the smoking rate 31 percent since The city also improved its overall Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score by almost four points during the project.

The way we did it was not trying to convince 1 million people in the Fort Worth area to eat their veggies, start running and socialize more. We did it by changing the environment. We need to improve the ecosystem we live in, one that sets Americans up for success. More on Longevity.

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Emmy-winning Filmmaker Dan Buettner on Blue Zones The bestselling author explores places around the world where people live longer and better by Dan Buettner, AARP , December 10, Comments: 0 Edward Linsmier How did you discover the "blue zones," the places around the world where people are most likely to live to be ? As a National Geographic fellow, I came across a report showing that the people who lived in Okinawa had the longest disability-free life expectancy in the world. We organized an expedition to find out why, and then went to the National Institute on Aging for funding to look for other blue zones. In the first wave of research, we identified two more: Sardinia and a Seventh-day Adventist community in Loma Linda, California.

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It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Dan Buettner, a continent-trekking cyclist and storyteller, figured out that the world consisted of at least five "Blue Zones," in the early s. In this handful of hidden corners scattered across the globe, he discovered that people were sailing past the year mark with surprising frequency, and often avoiding dementia. People residing in these Blue Zones are outliving us because they have figured out what others have not, according to Buettner.

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The Blue Zones : Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who'Ve Lived the Longest

Learn how and when to remove this template message In February , Buettner developed a genre of exploration that enabled online audiences to direct teams of experts to solve mysteries. Carrying laptop computers and newly a demilitarized satellite dish the expedition interacted with 40, classrooms that helped determine exploration route and findings. Businesses[ edit ] In , Buettner founded Earthtreks, Inc. He sold the company to Classroom Connect in but continued to lead expeditions until Buettner realized that adults were also following his expeditions. He approached National Geographic with the idea to research longevity hotspots and was given support to move forward. He was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Aging.

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