Dan Buettner

Author of the New York Times bestseller "The Blue Zones" and "Thrive"

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Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized research, explorer, and author. He founded Blue Zones ®, a lifestyle brand specializing in individual health products and community well-being programs. As a pioneer in exploration and education, he » Read Full Bio

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized research, explorer, and author. He founded Blue Zones ®, a lifestyle brand specializing in individual health products and community well-being programs. As a pioneer in exploration and education, he has traveled the world to find the best practices in health, longevity and happiness. Buettner’s National Geographic cover story on longevity, “The Secrets of Living Longer” was one of the top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a national magazine award. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zones and Thrive — Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way.

In 2010, Dan Buettner and his partner, Healthways, will began applying the principles of The Blue Zones and Thrive to the South Bay Cities of Los Angeles to measurably increase life expectancy and well-being. Buettner’s previous community health program, the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project won nationwide praise. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University’s Willet called the results “stunning.”

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Blue Zones, Secrets of a Long Life
World renowned explorer and National Geographic writer, Dan Buettner, and his team of researchers have traveled across the globe to discover Blue Zones - hotspots of human health and vitality. Along the way he's met people teeming with vigor at age 100 and beyond. Working with the National Institute on Aging, he identified five small populations with the world's highest life expectancy. Then, working with second team of scientists, he isolated the common denominators that explain extraordinary longevity. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? Should you be running marathons or doing yoga? What supplements work? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blue print for the average American to live another 12 quality years.His presentation incorporates National Geographic images that will take audiences into the world's five Blue Zones, tell stories and instruct how to get more life from your years and more years from your life. The presentation ends with a simple formula that shares how you could add quantity and quality to your life.
Thrive, Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness
Science shows that where we live - not education, marital status or wealth - is the biggest, controllable factor that determines our happiness. So where should we live? A tropical island? Paris? Las Vegas? It's not where you think. Working with Gallup, The World Values Survey and the World Data Base on Happiness, Dan and his team found the three pockets around the world where people report the highest level of well-being or happiness. Then, on assignment for National Geographic, he researched each of these hotspots and distilled down the common denominators in each place. What can governments do to maximize the well-being of their citizens? And more importantly, what can we do as individuals to stack the deck in our favor to maximize happiness? His presentation incorporates National Geographic photographs and short video clips. It transports audiences to places around the globe where people are living happy and meaningful lives. It offers universal strategies on how to best achieve that life balance we all seek.
The Making of A Healthy City
In 2009, Albert Lea, Minnesota, a statistically average American city, completed a one year community health experiment that raised life expectancy by three years, trimmed a collective 12,000 pounds off waistlines and dropped healthcare costs of city workers by some 40%. USA Today, Good Morning America, AARP, ABC Nightline, CNN and U.S. News and World Report all covered the story. Harvard's Dr. Walter Willett, writing in Newsweek magazine called the results "stunning". Dan Buettner, founder and director of the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project created a "perfect storm" of health that transformed a city. He tells the fascinating story of how one typically obese American city of 18,000 reversed the trend and also got happier. Dan's presentation takes audiences on the year long journey as this town adopts 28 evidence based ways to change their environment to live longer and better. They got healthier without thinking about it.

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