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Exploring The Blue Zones:
In-Depth Experience Life Articles Sourcing Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones are five places around the globe that explorer Dan Buettner and fellow researchers have identified as having the highest populations of longest-living individuals. Delve into insightful articles featuring their work and research in the articles below — including Buettner’s 2006 cover feature in Experience Life.

Articles and Podcasts

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Fitness Around the World

By Andrew Heffernan

Martial arts in Brazil, stone lifting in Iceland, mace swinging in India. Infuse your active endeavors with renewed energy, courtesy of the inspired movement habits of other cultures.

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Looking to Eat a Mediterranean Diet? Here Are 6 Staple Foods.

By Laine Bergeson Becco

Learn why these six foods are so good for your health — and how to incorporate them into your diet.

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Do Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Policies Boost a City’s Overall Health?

By Michael Dregni

Yes, according to a recent analysis from Blue Zones.

A dish of rice pudding

Brown Rice Pudding With Nuts and Cardamom

By Hao Tran

This vegan rice pudding, from Dan Buettner’s new cookbook, The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100, uses plant-based milk in place of dairy.

A plate of fresh fava beans with mint and scallions.

Fresh Fava Beans With Mint and Scallions

By Dan Buettner

Fava beans are central to the Sardinian diet — one of the world’s five Blue Zone regions. Try this simple dish from “The Blue Zones Kitchen” for protein, fiber, and deliciousness. It also tastes great with chickpeas for a tasty variation. 

a senior woman sits on a beach at sunset

10 Essentials of Aging Well

By Frank Lipman, MD 

Functional-medicine pioneer Frank Lipman, MD, offers simple strategies to improve how we age.

On the Cover in 2006

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Travel around the world with Dan Buettner to discover the five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives with the Netflix series, “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones.”

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