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Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

November 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100. What should you be doing to live a longer life? Dan Buettner debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.

Book signing to follow! 

Photo of Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones of Happiness: A Blueprint for a Better Life.

Dan Buettner 

National Geographic Fellow and New York Times Best-selling Author


Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He has discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. His New York Times Sunday Magazine article about these places, “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” was one of the Times’ most popular and his National Geographic cover story “The Secrets of Living Longer” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

Buettner works in partnership with Healthways, municipal governments, and various insurance companies to implement the program in more than 20 cities so far, and has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the local environment.

His books “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest” and “Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way” have remained bestsellers, along with his new book “THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People,” and have appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, NPR, and Oprah.

Dan also holds three Guinness Book of world records in distance cycling.

For more information about Dan Buettner and his work, visit

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