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Lessons for Living Longer
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Patricia welcomes Dan Buettner, National Geographic explorer, Emmy award-winning producer and author of the New York Times best selling book “The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest.” He shares the secrets of the world’s longest lived people, and has nine things we can do right now to add at least 12 more good years of life.
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Dan Buettner: The Blue Zones Part One
Dan discusses the regions he has dubbed The Blue Zones (Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, CA, ; and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica) and the similarities hes noticed there that contributes to their longevity. He also discusses the benefits of red wine, cutting calories and moving naturally.
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Dan Buettner: The Blue Zones Part Two
Dan talks about what he learned from the various cultures he visited and his nine keys to longevity. He also shares an interesting story about the culture of Okinawa.
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Dan Buettner: The Blue Zones Part Three
Dan talks about the cultures in Loma Linda, CA, and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, and how their spirituality contributes to their longevity. He also discusses more ways we can increase our own life spans, starting with the company we keep.
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Dan Buettner: The Blue Zones Part Four
Dan shares some more tips for better aging and keeping our minds healthy as we age. He also shares what he hopes people get from his work.
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The Blue Zones At Amazon.com
With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. And in this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner is an American explorer, educator, author, public speaker and co-producer of an Emmy Award-winning documentary who also holds three world records for endurance bicycling. He is the founder of the online Quest Network, Inc., which provides opportunities for students to interactively engage with explorers on expedition. With funding from the National Institute on Aging, Dan led team that found the longest-lived pockets (Blue Zones) in the world and discovered their secrets. His National Geographic cover story on the topic was the third best-selling cover in the magazine's history and has been featured on Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360 and a Barbara Walters special.

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