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Blue Zones, Second Edition, The : 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest - Dan Buettner

Blue Zones, Second Edition, The

9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

Paperback Published: 6th November 2012
ISBN: 9781426209482
Number Of Pages: 336

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Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe. Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book, an updated and expanded edition of his bestselling classic on longevity. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years. 

The latest Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health.

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.


An important read


So very interesting and gives some fantastic tips for living a longer, more functional and content life.

Victoria, Australia


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Read about one of the Blue Zones in this October 2012 article from The New York Times, "The Island Where People Forget to Die": http: //www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/magazine/the-island-where-people-forget-to-die.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

"Blue Zones adds a segment on Ikaria...[Buettner] would like to draw a big blue circle around the entire USA." -USA TODAY

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface: Get Ready to Change Your Lifep. xiii
The Truth About Living Longerp. 1
The Sardinian Blue Zonep. 23
The Blue Zone in Okinawap. 65
An American Blue Zonep. 121
Discovering Costa Rica's Blue Zonep. 167
The Greek Blue Zonep. 225
Your Personal Blue Zonep. 261
Reflecting on the Lessonsp. 299
Bibliographyp. 304
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9781426209482
ISBN-10: 1426209487
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th November 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 19.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised