July 20, 2011


Guest: Dan Buettner, author
Blue Zones: Lessons on Living Longer from the People Who Have Lived the Longest
Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

Working with National Geographic, the National Institutes on Aging and AARP, Dan Buettner discovered the areas of the world where people live the longest, happiest lives. The secrets he uncovered were not found in a magic pill or a mysterious potion (unless you put a little red wine in that category!). Nor did he bump into a mass of sophisticated fitness equipment. What he did find were communities of people whose eating habits, inconvenient lifestyles, social engagement, and sense of purpose provided the foundation for extraordinarily long and healthy lives. There is more to it than that, and Dan Buettner highlights the 9 Powerful Secrets of Living Longer his research uncovered on this program. He also discusses his continued investigation into what makes people happy, and where in the world people are the happiest.

With the hope of laying the foundation for better health and longevity in communities across the United States, Dan Buettner joined with Albert Lea, Minnesota in a pilot program to make the community healthier. The results were outstanding with significant increases in projected life spans and decreases in health care costs. You'll hear more about these amazing outcomes on this program.

More information is available in Dan Buettner's books and at www.bluezones.com - including tests to determine your own levels of health and happiness.