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Activate Austin Metro, Texas

We are taking part in the global movement that has improved health and well-being for entire communities and cities. This new way of thinking and working will enhance the places we live, work, learn, and play.


Whole Foods Market, along with local leaders, is working with Blue Zones to begin a community assessment in the Austin Metro area that would determine how to make it a healthier place to live, work, grow up, and grow old.


Blue Zones is the proven innovator for improving the well-being of large populations, with remarkable success in cities, businesses, and states across America.

Blue Zones global experts are performing a Readiness Assessment, a structured exploration of the Austin Metro area. They are working with our local community leaders and organizations to learn and assess the state of our well-being. Becoming a Blue Zones Community is a three-phase process, and the Readiness Assessment is the first step.


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Blue Zones experts will collaborate with leaders to assess readiness and build a plan for change. During this period we will: Educate and mobilize local leaders and residents, evaluate the community’s current state of well-being, identify the highest priority strengths, challenges and opportunities, and produce and present a plan for community transformation. The next step is Phase II Activate, which is putting the plan into action.


Blue Zones engages individual community members through online health and well-being assessments, the True Vitality® Test and True Happiness® Test, and an interactive Blue Zones® Life Challenge. All are available for free to all community members as part of the program. These customized online tools are designed to help raise individual awareness surrounding personal health and well-being, with the goal of increasing overall life expectancy.

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The Blue Zones Activate team is comprised of a range of inspirational, innovative community transformation and well-being experts.

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“In an age when poor health seems so intractable, you’ve taken this community from a place of resignation to a place of hope.”

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Former U.S. Surgeon General after his orientation to the Blue Zones work in the Beach Cities, California



October 17, 2019 Blue Zones Activate Austin Metro Community Leadership Event

Blue Zones Founder Dan Buettner with his world-renowned team of experts will meet with leaders from our community to create the framework for a well-being policy bundle that will transform the Austin Metro area.


Activate Austin Metro in the News

Whole Foods Market and Blue Zones are beginning the transformative work of making Austin Metro a healthier, more accessible place to live, work, play, grow up, and grow old.

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Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in the Austin Metro area. Together, we can make our community a healthier, happier place to live, work, and play.

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Using evidence-based lessons of longevity from the blue zones, we optimize the Life Radius, where we live, work, learn, and play.


Life Radius

Blue Zones Activate focuses on optimizing the Life Radius or the area close to home where we spend 90 percent of our lives.

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Residents of the original blue zones regions live in very different parts of the world. Yet they have nine commonalities that lead to longer, healthier lives.

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