446: Dan Buettner Shares the Blue Zones Secrets for a Longer, Better Life


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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/danbuettner446

Dan Buettner (IG: @danbuettner) is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Blue Zones.

He just released a new book, The Blue Zones Challenge.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • If you're overweight & unhealthy... it’s not your fault
  • Making the healthy choice, the easy choice
  • Keep healthy food visible in the kitchen
  • Blue Zones foods to include in your diet
  • The 5 Blue Zones
  • Globalization is deteriorating the Blue Zones
  • What is the grandmother effect?
  • Abolishing mandatory retirement
  • Getting clear on your own sense of purpose
  • Dan’s thoughts on supplements
  • Do people in the Blue Zones intermittent fast?
  • 3 kitchen hacks to increase longevity
  • Curate your social circle
  • Tips on how to make friends as you age
  • How much meat is eaten in the Blue Zones?
  • Pescatarians and vegans live the longest in America
  • Daily life in the Blue Zones
  • Moving every 20 minutes
  • Focusing on sacred rituals to reduce stress
  • Taking The Blue Zones Challenge
  • Maximizing your life expectancy by avoiding risky behaviour

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Related links:

Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones Challenge (book)

Dan Buettner's website (Blue Zones)

Follow Dan Buettner on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Dan Buettner (books)

Listen to Dan Buettner previously on TUHP (episode #170)

National Institute on Aging (NIH)


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