20 Years of Research and Innovation
Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder, is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times, bestselling author. He has discovered five places in the world – dubbed blue zones – where people live the longest and are healthiest: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.
Ultimately, Dan and the team of demographers and researchers found that all blue zones areas share nine specific lifestyle characteristics that we call the Power 9®.
Blue Zones now applies that research to cities, counties, corporations, and campuses. We’ve helped hundreds of communities to optimize their systems and surroundings so healthy choices are easier.
This groundbreaking approach has had stunning success in improving the health and well-being of large populations and entire cities.