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Dan Buettner

BLUE ZONES FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

  • National Geographic Fellow and Explorer
  • Emmy award-winning journalist and producer
  • New York Times bestselling author of five Blue Zones books

Relentlessly curious explorer who can distill complex concepts into simple lessons.

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, Emmy award-winning journalist and producer, and a New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world—dubbed blue zones—where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.

Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the blue zones regions to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of millions of Americans.

His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers.

Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.