What do Seventh-Day Adventists in California, the residents of Sardinia, Italy and the inhabitants of the islands of Okinawa, Japan have in common? They enjoy the longest, healthiest lives on the planet. So, what really works and how do we actually achieve living a long, happy life? Bestselling Blue Zones author and internationally recognized explorer, Dan Buettner wanted to find out. He’s spent two decades studying the lifestyles of the happiest, healthiest and oldest people on earth, from the Silk Road to the Mayan ruins, the Great Barrier Reef and the jungles of the Amazon.
From food, family and staying active to, yes, drinking red wine, Buettner will share the secrets to living longer and better lives. Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and a New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world—dubbed Blue Zones—where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.
Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.
His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers.
Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.”
In his dynamic presentations he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that will add years to your life. Using stunning National Geographic photography, he brings the stories, people and traditions to life, offering an evidenced-based, long-lasting strategies.
Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling and is the founder of Quest Network.