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Thursday 16 April 2020


Dan Buettner

Happiness and how to get into the Blue Zone

Join Diana for a conversation with Dan Buettner about happiness – what it is and how we achieve it – as well as about how the places we live can be structured to create healthier lives for us all.

Dan Buettner

Dan is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, 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 and now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities.

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 are all national bestsellers.

Dan also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.

Blue Zones Projects have dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans. They are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks.