Blue Zones Activate is a well-being improvement initiative to help kickstart the community to making healthier choices easier.
We’ll work with local community leaders, businesses, and schools to improve roads and parks, improve public policy, and make healthy options available. These changes will lead to big benefits: lower health care costs, higher productivity, and a better quality of life for all residents.
Communities designed around the human foot are healthier, more affordable, and better at attracting businesses and new jobs.
Our world-renowned walkability experts work with local teams and planners to implement public policies that promote movement: better sidewalks, bike lanes, public transportation options, and safer places for kids to play outside.
Public policy has a huge impact on healthy choices. People mindlessly make hundreds of food decisions every day, and will choose unhealthy foods if those are the only ones available. Community policy can help make healthy choices easier. We work with grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and large employers to offer and foods that are both tasty and nutritious. We also work with local officials to encourage farmers’ markets and movile grocers, and to limit fast food options in schools and hospitals.
Using Blue Zones research and evidence-based data, we’ve developed tools and programs to help people live longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic disease and higher quality life. All Blue Zones Activate communities will receive these tools for free: Vitality Compass, True Happiness Test, and the Blue Zones Online Course.
Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in Anytown. Together, we can make our community a healthier, happier place to live, work, and play.
“In an age when poor health seems so intractable, you’ve taken this community from a place of resignation to a place of hope.”
April 13, 2019, “Safer Routes to School”
Learn from Blue Zones experts about the vision for transforming our roads with bike lanes and sidewalks so kids can walk safely to school.
Blue Zones Activate presents free events to the community and community leaders.
See all Upcoming and Past Events
Food Policy Summit 2018
Anytime Gazette: Anytime is On the Path to Better Health
Workplace Reboot: Blue Zones Activate Working in Anytime, USA
Residents of the original “Blue Zones” regions share nine commonalities that lead to longer, healthier lives.
Blue Zones Activate focuses on optimizing the “life radius,” or the area close to home where we spend 90 percent of our lives.