Dan Buettner

Blue Zones Founder

The World’s 6th Blue Zones Region – an Engineered Longevity Hotspot

By October 16, 2023

Excerpt adapted from The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer: Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth by Dan Buettner, a beautifully illustrated and informative guide to the places on Earth where people live the longest—including lessons learned, top longevity foods, and the behaviors to help you live to 100—plus a surprising new blue zones longevity hotspot. While famous for its draconian laws governing behavior as trivial as spitting or chewing gum, Singapore ranks among the world’s healthiest, happiest, and longest-lived places on the planet. And it wasn’t always that way. In 1960, the average newborn in Singapore could…

6 Lessons from Singapore, the World’s Newest Blue Zones Region

By October 3, 2023

Excerpt adapted from The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer: Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth by Dan Buettner, a beautifully illustrated and informative guide to the places on Earth where people live the longest—including lessons learned, top longevity foods, and the behaviors to help you live to 100—plus a surprising new blue zones longevity hotspot. Choose a safe neighborhood in a safe city Pick a neighborhood with well-lit streets, free of graffiti. Join a neighborhood watch group and make it a point to know your neighbors at least three doors down on each side of your home….

A Healthier America? We’re Aiming at the Wrong Target

By September 6, 2023

Quick: how is basketball like America’s healthcare system? In basketball, teamwork tends to win games—but a college player who sinks 40 points a game is more likely to get noticed (and drafted) than a player who feeds his teammates the ball. We can’t really blame the ball hog. It’s human nature to focus on the behaviors that reward us. That was the message of Jack Welch’s Chief Learning Officer Steven Kerr in his classic essay, “On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping For B.” And yet, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for decades with America’s health and…

What the Longest-Lived People in the World are Doing Different than Most Americans

By August 28, 2023

Excerpt adapted from The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer: Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth by Dan Buettner, a beautifully illustrated and informative guide to the places on Earth where people live the longest—including lessons learned, top longevity foods, and the behaviors to help you live to 100—plus a surprising new blue zones longevity hotspot. Most of what we think will help us live longer and healthier is misguided or just plain wrong. It’s common sense to get on a diet regimen, join a gym, and get our vitamins, right? Let’s take a closer look. In 2021, Americans spent…