The Blue Zones, Second Edition Paperback
by Dan Buettner
A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.
If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer.
Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones.
He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality.
People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves.
In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life.
Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet.
It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic Society
- Publication Date: 06/11/2012
- Category: Popular medicine & health
- ISBN: 9781426209482
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Review by tgraettinger
This book was good, but I think it could have been condensed considerably. The narratives were mildly interesting, but not terribly compelling (to me). I did like the last chapter on "Your Personal Blue Zone" that summarized the findings into digestible bits. My most important take-away was that there is no silver bullet for longevity. Rather, a constellation of factors are at work - especially including social factors that I don't expect to show up in pill form anytime soon.