The Blue Zones, Paperback Book
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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.

So what's the formula for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has lead teams of researchers across the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones-geographic regions where high percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 24 Black and White Photographs
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
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  • Category: Popular medicine & health
  • ISBN: 9781426207556

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Its a pity many of the Blue Zones (high life expectancy areas) are disappearing due to the expansion of western ideas - except for the Blue Zone in the US (the Adventists). Many common themes come out of each of the Blue Zones and these are summarised in the 9 factors that lead to a long life. Hard physical work apparently doesn't kill you.You can log onto to take a longevity survey. Funnily enough the site mentions consuming fish which is not one of the 9 findings.Recommended reading.

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The blue zones: 9 lessons for living longer from the people who've lived the longest by Dan BuettnerStories of the different areas worldwide and strategies of how the people live with excellent health into triple digits.This book gives you options that you can select how far you want to go to your own longevity.Interesting to learn all the things that do effect our lives...Goat's milk is a food that might help, walk a bunch, whole grains, olive oil, fruits and beans are also clues.The one thing I found was to be with family, grandkids, etc it will keep you on your toes and others younger will look up to you, respect you. It does keep you young.Power naps for 30 mins, herbal teas lower blood pressure. Each of the zones has their own specialty. it's what works for them.Loved hearing how they discover a blue zone-all the numerology involved. I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).