How to Create Your Own Blue Zones

So maybe, after learning about blue zones, you’ve decided you’d like to live a healthier, longer life, too. But you don’t live in Ikaria, Greece or Sardinia, Italy. You live in Kansas City, a community known less for healthy lifestyles and more for barbeque. That’s no excuse though. One of Dan Buettner’s goals when he began studying the blue zones … Read More

How is Hearing Connected to Blue Zones?

Central to the blue zones concept is the fact that in each of the communities where people age so well, these individuals don’t live in isolation. Instead, they stay connected—connected to their spouse, children and extended family, friends and community. But in the United States and other industrialized countries where older adults are more isolated, depression, loneliness and even dementia … Read More

What Are Blue Zones and Why Are They Important?

Just 100 years ago, it was considered a remarkable milestone for someone to celebrate their 100th birthday. Today, thanks to advancing medical technology and better health care, there are more centenarians than ever. But what’s their secret to a long life, and even more important, how can they not just add years to their life, but life to their years? … Read More