We talk a lot about longevity here at TB12, and there are few people in the world who have contributed more to longevity research than Dan Buettner. Dan is an explorer and New York Times bestselling author who discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “blue zones” hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives.
Dan Buettner is an explorer and New York Times bestselling author who discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “blue zones” hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. If you’re unfamiliar with the blue zones, the term refers to the five areas of the world with the highest number of people per capita who live to over 100 years old.
Dan’s extensive studies of these unique populations led him to develop what he calls “power 9” – the 9 diet and lifestyle habits that he observed as a common thread that powered their longevity. Dan’s work centers on the idea that we largely control our own fate when it comes to longevity. By making the right lifestyle choices, we can set ourselves up for a longer and more vital life. His philosophy echoes what we say all the time here at TB12 – we each have a responsibility to take control over our own health & wellness.
Dan has expanded his initial blue zones research into 5 additional bestselling books, and has a new book – The Blue Zones Challenge – coming out on December 7th. The book includes a 4-week challenge based on the blue zones that's designed to help us not only change our habits, but also change the environment we create for ourselves every day.
This conversation with Dan is loaded with fascinating insights into the things we can do every day to invest in our own health and wellness in the same way people in the blue zones do. If you’re interested in maximizing your longevity, this conversation is a great place to start!
You’re going to love this conversation with Dan Buettner. Let’s go!