Blue Zones January, 2020 Update from Tony Buettner

Dear Community Champions,

I hope this email finds you well and Thriving!

As most of you know, The last few months have been very exciting here at Blue Zones with the release of Dan Buettner’s “Blue Zones Kitchen” which was the number 1 selling book on and on the NY Time best selling list for 8 weeks!

In addition, lots of new Blue Zones Projects and Blue Zones Activates starting around the country!

I wanted to share with you the media coverage over the last month per you area of interest being it research, Blue Zones Projects, Blue Zones Kitchen or Blue Zones Activate!

We look forward to continued conversations to bring these important collaborations to your community!


American Journal of Medicine: The Blue Zones as a Model for Physician Well-Being

Well + Good: 9 Healthy Foods Greek Centenarians Eat for Longevity

mindbodygreen: 19 Best Pieces of Advice We Heard On Our Podcast This Year

Good Housekeeping: 45 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier and Happier Living

Well + Good: Calling it: These will be the biggest wellness trends of 2020

Shape: What is the Blue Zone Diet?

Well + Good: Prevent Mindless Eating by Organizing Your Kitchen Like the Longest Living People in the World

Sharecare: Want to Live to 100? Go Here

Express: How to live longer: A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy

Insider: Biologically younger people who defy their real age often have 5 things in common

GQ: Does Japan’s Okinawa hold the secret to a longer life?

Well + Good: 8 Healthy Foods Italian Centenarians Eat Each Day for Longevity

Well + Good: 7 Healthy Foods Japanese Centenarians Eat Each Day for Longevity

NBC News: Want to live to be 100? Take a page from these “Blue Zone” residents’ playbook

Well + Good: Are Your Friends Health Heroes or Holding You Back? Here’s How to Find Out

MSN: Actually, casual conversations are legitimately helpful for keeping you healthy

The New York Times: How to Be a Better Friend

Wes Moss: Interview with Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones

Well + Good: 8 Science-Backed Things You Can Do Now to Help You Live Longer

USA Today: Seven strategies to put your diet on a plant-based path

BBC: Gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100

ON PURPOSE with Jay Shetty Podcast: Dan Buettner and Ben Leedle: On How to Design Your Life to Live Longer, Healthier, and Happier

SELF: 9 Books That Will Change Your Relationship With Food

Business Insider.My: Nutrition myths that we stopped believing in 2019, including the carnivore diet and ‘superfoods’  


Feel Good Podcast: Eating for Longevity with Dan Buettner

New York Journal of Books: The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

Forks Over Knives: Dispatch from Okinawa—What the World’s Longest-Lived Women Eat

TODAY Show: Can the ‘Blue Zones’ lifestyle help Americans live past 100? This group tried it

AARP: Emmy-winning Filmmaker Dan Buettner on Blue Zones

mindbodygreen: 3 Unexpected Habits of People Who Live Longer, From the Founder of Blue Zones

Insider: The man who unlocked the world’s secret to living to age 100 says you can skip the gym

Insider: 7 foods that the world’s longest-living people swear by, from wine to nuts

CNN: A ‘blue zones’ diet: Live longer from what you eat

TODAY Show: 4 recipes from around the world that could help you live longer

TODAY Show: ‘The Blue Zones Kitchen’ collects recipes of the world’s oldest people

Distractify: Everyone is Talking About the Blue Zones Diet—But is it Actually Healthy?

Downtown with Rich Kimball: Dan Buettner 12.3.19

First For Women: Want to Live Longer? Try Eating More Carbs Like Blue Zones Super-Agers

The New York Times Bestsellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous  

The New York Times Bestsellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous (2nd Week)

Medium: The Eating Habits of the Longest-Lived People in the World 

The Washington Post: Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

Furthermore: 5 books high performers should read this month

Easy Reader News: The wisdom of ancient kitchens

CNBC: 9 self-care gifts for your stressed out friends and family

Well + Good: The 9 Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2019 that Inspire Us to Eat and Live Well

E! News: Daily Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2019

Eating Well: These 5 Healthy Habits Could Help You Live to 100, According to a Longevity Expert

CNET: The Best New Health and Wellness Books to Read in 2020

Maria Shriver: Ikaria Stew from the Blue Zones Kitchen

Equinox: 5 books high performers should read this month

National Geographic: 12 Great Books for Travelers This Holiday Season

Wall Street Journal: Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 28 (BZK #1)

Fox Business: How the Blue Zones diet is helping Americans in these cities live longer

Sony Alpha: Alpha Book Club: 8 Books for the Photography Lover in Your Life

Hallmark Home & Family: Melis Family Minestrone

National Geographic: For a Long Life, These Are the Foods to Live By

KYMN Radio: The Blue Zones Kitchen — 100 recipes to live to 100

WBUR (NPR): Here & Now: What Blue Zones Can Teach Us About Getting Healthy in 2020

BuzzFeed: We Ate Like The Longest Living People for a Week

Yahoo Finance: How the ‘Blue Zones’ diet is helping Americans in these cities live longer

Better Homes & Gardens: These ‘Blue Zones’ Foods May Help You Live Longer—Wine and Bread Included

Medium: New Year, New You

PBS—Amanpour & Co: Dan Buettner on the Diets That Help People Live Longer 


Just Spas & Adventures: Longevity Programs and Retreats by Blue Zones—Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy

Luxury Travel Advisor: Borgo Egnazia Partners with Blue Zones

Hartford Courant: Hartford proposes streets for Connecticut’s first “bike boulevards” that would restrict cars and favor cyclists

WLRN: Fort Lauderdale Wins Grant to Get People Out of their Cars and onto Flagler Greenway

Forbes: Five Cities Named Winners in the ‘Made To Move’ Grant Program

Meeting of the Minds: Made to Move are Helping Cities Redesign for Active Transit



Florida Trend: Collier County’s Blue Zones Project sees rate of heart disease deaths drop

Easy Reader News: Tripping over Health with Blue Zones Project

Hawaii Tribune Herald: Hawaii Island communities earn Blue Zones certification

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Fort Worth’s bike share will be free the first Friday of each month in 2020

NBCDFW: Fighting Hunger with Blue Zones Project Fort Worth

Go Erie: Corry Blue Zones receives $20,000 grant

Newsday: Good to Know: Japanese-inspired fitness groups are just seniors’ speed

Erie News Now: Corry Blue Zones Project Receives $130,000 in Funding

Herald and News: Safe Routes Partnership Selects Blue Zones Project

Orlando News Amplified: Blue Zones to Explore Community Well-being Project

Orlando Business Journal: Wellness Initiative so Residents Can Live Longer

Austin Statesman: Austin a candidate for ‘Blue Zones’ health project

Yahoo Finance: Whole Foods and Blue Zones Join Forces

Weatherford Democrat: Texas Health’s well-being program among nation’s best

PRWeb: Blue Zones and Barry Community Foundation Launch Groundbreaking Countywide Transformation

PRWeb: Groundbreaking Blue Zones Project Expands to Canada

The Transylvania Times: Initiative to Help Brevard Make “Healthier Choices”

Strong Towns: Building Healthier Places that Reflect Our Values

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