THE SECRETS OF LIVING LONGER, BETTER ARE ALL AROUND US

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DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF LONGEVITY FROM AROUND THE WORLD

What if generations of people could live longer, healthier, happier lives? What if it wasn't so hard to do because their surroundings made it easy? Leveraging secrets discovered in Blue Zones around the world—rare longevity hotspots—Blue Zones Project® is helping transform communities across the U.S. into areas where the healthy choice is easy and people live longer with a higher quality of life.

MAKE THE HEALTHY CHOICE THE EASY CHOICE


We spend 90 percent of our time in the same places, and that environment dictates how easy it is to make healthy choices, or how difficult. By using the Power 9®, the nine secrets of longevity, to improve where we live, work, learn, and play, we make it easier to get up and move, eat healthy, make new friends, find a reason for being—and live longer, better.

MOVE NATURALLY


The world's longest-lived people live in places that nudge them to move naturally. Working with city planners, schools, and worksites, we reshape communities so people naturally move more each day without thinking about it. We make it fun to leave home and participate in activities, enjoy an active commute, or easily walk to restaurants.

EAT WISELY


People make hundreds of food decisions every day. We help make healthy choices easier. This means working with grocery stores, restaurants, and worksites to offer and bring attention to foods that are more nutritious and tasty. And schools to implement programs and policies that help children create healthy habits.

CONNECT


The people we surround ourselves with, even friends of friends, strongly influence our health. We create connections in a community—between individuals and community organizations, faith based and community groups, and other social activities—so you can easily connect with your right tribe. As we say, belong to live long.

RIGHT OUTLOOK


Research shows that having a reason to wake up can help us live up to seven good years longer. Through mindfulness and purpose workshops, we teach people how to shed stress, live in the moment, and connect with their innate gifts. Then we help them find opportunities to match their passion with commitment to deepen their sense of purpose.

CAN THE BLUE ZONES BE A BLUEPRINT FOR LIVING LONGER, BETTER IN THE U.S.?

A growing number of U.S. cities are adopting the secrets of longevity discovered in Blue Zones around the world. Discover how these neighbors, teachers, community leaders, and people just like you are transforming where they live, work, learn, and play so healthy choices are becoming easy for everyone in the community.

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SUCCESS

Smoking declines and obesity drops to less than half the national average


Commitment to well-being secures an additional $8.1 million for livability projects.

SUCCESS

More than 5,000 individuals in Southwest Florida have pledged to live longer, better


Ranking first on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® Community Ranking for 2016, the Naples area leads the nation in well-being.

SUCCESS

Making Waves in Hawaii’s Well-Being


To date, 98 schools, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores, and faith organizations have joined the movement to make the Aloha State even healthier and happier.

SUCCESS

Iowa Outpaces the Nation 2:1 in Well-Being


15 Blue Zones Communities make healthy choices easier for 520,000 Iowans, transforming communities for a longer, better life.

SUCCESS

Within one year, participants added 2.9 projected years to their lifespan


After investing in new trails and improving downtown walkability, trail counts are up and Albert Lea has seen a 40% rise in active living.

SUCCESS

Klamath Falls commitment to transformation inspires state-wide efforts


More than 1,000 Klamath Falls residents have taken a well-being pledge and nearly 75 organizations across Oregon are getting help to make healthy choices easier.

SUCCESS

Leaders across Fort Worth join Mayor Betsy Price in galvanizing efforts


Nearly 90 organizations have taken the pledge, creating healthier environments and improving the community’s well-being.

SUCCESS

Transforming Well-Being in Dodge County


Beaver Dam Community Hospitals is proudly helping bring Blue Zones Project to Dodge County.

IN THE ZONE


Stay on top of the latest happenings in the U.S. Blue Zones Project communities and the Blue Zones discovered around the world.

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My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner (No Kale Required)
The New York Times // Aug 1, 2015
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Living to 100: Sardinia’s secret to longevity
Today // April 7, 2015

Stats

26

Communities

1,685

Organizations Participating

165,028

Pledge Actions Taken

1,686,731

Lives Impacted