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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
 

About the Author

DAN BUETTNER is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and author. His company, Blue Zones®, specializes in educating people about health and well-being, based on the latest in global science, social science, and psyschological research through massive community public health initiatives. In addition to his notable presentations at the TED conference and two featured appearances on Oprah, he has been a guest on Fox and Friends, CNN and Dr.Oz. Visit Dan Buettner's website at www.bluezones.com. The author lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 2 edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426209487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426209482
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and the Today Show to discuss his Blue Zone research and has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years.

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158 of 166 people found the following review helpful By Allen A. Bauer on January 25, 2013
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After learning about the Blue Zones I was inspired to book a vacation with my girlfriend to Ikaria Island in Greece. I have to say it was the one of the best experiences we ever had.

I've read all the comments on here, and for those who keep complaining about it's not scientific enough, well they just don't get it and probably never will. The problem with most people is they want to know which foods to eat, which supplements to swallow and what kind of exercises to do at the gym and how often. As the author states it's not about that. It's a combination of many things and all about doing things naturally.

Ikaria was the most laid back place I've ever been to. No one is in a hurry there and they have no concept of time. It took me a couple of days to adjust to it, but after working years at a job where your boss freaks out if you are 2 minutes late, it's was a refreshing place. Plus visiting the historic sites, eating the food, interacting with the locals who live there, and visiting the thermal springs, was all refreshing. If there ever was a fountain of youth, this place was it. Everyone was so friendly and treated us like family. We went during the very end of the tourist season to get a better of idea of how the locals really are instead of having to deal with tourist. The wine is different than other wines, the honey is unique, the teas are unique. In fact everything about Ikaria is unique. It's easy to make healthy choices since this place nudges you into them. Even the walks don't seem like exercise because the scenery is so beautiful. Even getting to the beaches at many places requires a climb down the rocks.

My point is the author wrote the perfect book in the perfect way.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Em Zebra on December 11, 2012
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I read the first edition, and was hesitant to read this edition, thinking it would be pretty much the same. But it goes deeper into the subject and it was worth the read.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 23, 2012
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Bestselling author, Dan Buettner, chronicles the updated version of Blue Zones. This Second Edition includes extensive research on travels, intriguing stories, interviews, and much more. The author led teams of researchers across the globe to uncover secrets and gather vital information about longevity as he interviewed extraordinary people, who lived in different communities around the world. Dan Buettner included in his research diet, behavior, stress-coping techniques his subjects used, and other key factors that played a role to lifestyle. In addition, he noted family and diet habits in the new Blue Zone of Greece, along with a new guide on how simple changes can add years onto a life. The author conveys the importance of adapting the right way, and what the fascinating results could be. The remarkable stories of the author's travels with interviews, inspired lessons for living longer. Interesting conclusions are based on the best practices used for a healthy lifestyle, including the right choices to make. Community, spirituality, and lifestyle were highlighted throughout the research. A thought-provoking read from beginning to end as it grabs the reader's attention immediately, and draws you right in. Uplifting, informative, concise, and highly recommended.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Dorn B on September 12, 2013
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National Geographic reporter Dan Buettner has traveled the world to discover the secrets from the longest living people. Specialized cities called "Blue Zones," these communities do in fact eat, think, act differently that the rest of Earth's inhabitants. Clearly, these "Blue Zone," citizens are distinct from the rest of the the world, their actions result in them extending their lifespan(s) by many-many-many decades. Very well-written book, fun to read, incredibly insightful.

The Center for Disease and Control release their annual world health statistics to the general public each year without much notice. For example, Earth has 7.11 billion inhabitants, the United States is just 4.5% of the general population, Europe has 738 million people on it's continent. Also, Asia has over 4 billion inhabitants, South America over 385 million. Plus, with 196 countries, and/or 7.11 billion, the leading causes of death are (1) heart disease (2-3) prevention. All three of these leading global killers, misery inducing denominators can be rectified by practicing a healthy lifestyle that is filled with positive habits, more efficient thought patterns along with screenings, checkups from medical person.

If one wants to learn how to live a happy, successful, healthy life; then why not learn from the happiest, longest living, healthiest people on Earth? That is what Dan Buettner (author) has compiled in this sharp, fun and easy to read nonfiction book. Dan Buettner (author), begins this book by relaying to the reader that for centuries the "search for the Fountain of Youth is one of the many tales that illustrate the desire to overcome aging" (p.12). Myths, facts, basic daily rituals that have been proven to dramatically increase the lifespan of a human are discussed in generalized terms.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E. Harrel on February 17, 2013
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Very readable and thought-provoking. I'm inspired to make more changes to my life. The simplicity of the Blue Zones lifestyles makes a lot of sense to me.
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