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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He has discovered, through multiple expeditions with teams of research scientists specializing in population studies, the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, and are healthiest and happiest. They found that the lifestyles of all Blue Zones residents shared nine specific characteristics — the Power 9®. In 2009, Dan Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40%. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement the Blue Zones Project in 17 cities throughout America. Blue Zones works with a diverse group of stakeholders to create an action plan for communities to change their environments into safe walkable, bikeable and livable communities where individuals and businesses thrive, people longer, and health and quality of life are improved. Speaker: Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones, LLC; National Geographic Fellow; multiple New York Times bestselling author Related PostsDell Medical School: Making Austin a Model Healthy CityHealthy City Planning: From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity E-BookHealthy City DaysMayor Gregor Robertson Opening Remarks – Healthy City SummitUS city adopts eco-friendly ‘vertical farming’Talk Trillium – Healthy City Stewardship Centre and advancing health within our community

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  • Eric Friedman 1 year ago

    The Brothers Dan and their stories was one of the high lights for me of the conference!
    Both the bike ride from Alaska to the tip of South America, Dan Burden's comments on our job is to inspire and Dan Buettner's talk about Blue Zones . Great work and inspiring!