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WHAT WE DO

Blue Zones employs evidence-based solutions to help people live better, longer.
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Explorations and Research

For over 20 years, our work has been rooted in the research and identification of the world’s longest-lived and happiest populations. Through our research of these extraordinary cultures of longevity, we have distilled their lessons for living long, vibrant lives into nine simple practices.

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Transform Communities

We work with cities and counties to make healthy choices easier where people live, work, learn, and play. Our innovative, environmental approach to well-being optimizes policy, urban design, food systems, and social networks.

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OUR STORY

Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder, is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He identified the five original blue zones–the places in the world with the healthiest, longest-living populations, including Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.
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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

Apply our groundbreaking research from the world’s most extraordinary populations to your own life.

Learn how to live better, longer with our articles, recipes, resources, and tools for transforming your well-being.

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America’s Calling for
Community Well-Being

Since 2019, the life expectancy of Americans has fallen to the lowest level in nearly two decades. Our work to create healthier environments is foundational to changing the country’s culture of well-being, reducing healthcare costs, and improving workforce productivity.

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Life Radius®: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Instead of focusing on just individual behavior change, Blue Zones helps communities make permanent and semi-permanent changes to the Life Radius – the area close to home where most Americans spend 90% of their lives.

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WHAT WE DO

We offer a variety of services to put the Blue Zones principles to work and help everyone, everywhere live better, longer. From community-wide well-being transformation projects to speaking engagements, worksite programs, the Blue Zones Cooking Course, Blue Zones Meal Planner, Blue Zones Kitchen frozen foods, retreats, and more–there are countless ways to work with our team to improve well-being in all the places you live, work, learn, and play.

Interested in learning more about our service suite or getting in touch with our partnership team?

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Products Inspired by the World's Longest-Lived Cultures

Common lifestyle factors made a significant impact on the life expectancies of centenarians in the blue zones. Our books, plant-based food products, and other goods found in the Blue Zones Store can help you incorporate some of these best-kept longevity secrets into your own life.

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