For more than a decade, author Dan Buettner has been working to identify hot spots of longevity around the world. With the help of the National Geographic Society, Buettner set out to locate places that not only had high concentrations of individuals over 100 years old, but also clusters of people who had grown old without health problems like heart disease, obesity, cancer, or diabetes. His findings—along with easy steps you can take to live more like these cultures—can be found in his book, The Blue Zones Solution.
National Geographic: Blue Zones Special
Inside this special issue of National Geographic: Blue Zones
- Discovering the Blue Zones: The World’s longest-lived people
- Build your own Blue Zone: Refresh your home and community
- Cooking in the Blue Zones: The fun has just begun
Plus recipes and advice from New York Times Best-Selling Author Dan Buettner