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Blue Zones

The History of Blue Zones

Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder, is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He has discovered five places in the world ­– dubbed blue zones – where people live the longest, and are healthiest: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.

Singapore is officially recognized as the 6th Blue Zone

Live to 100

Secrets of the Blue Zones


Secrets of the Blue Zones takes members around the world to investigate the diet and lifestyles of those living the longest lives. Buettner offers insight on how to benefit from following at least some of their leads, because the only thing better than looking good as you age, is feeling good as you age.


Our Blueprint for Longevity

Discover the origins of wellness through 20 years of research

Power 9®

Medical researchers, anthropologists, demographers, and epidemiologists found five blue zones hotspots powered by well-being.

Blue Zones Project®

Transforming communities by optimizing environments that lead to longer, healthier, better lives.

Blue Zones Nutrition

We distilled more than 150 dietary surveys of the world’s longest-lived people to discover the secrets of a longevity diet.

The Original blue zones

Places where people live measurably longer, healthier lives.

Blue Zones Center Map-The Original blue zones

Tap Into a Wealth of Health Knowledge

Discover timeless health advice, tasty recipes, sound research, and Blue Zones New York Times bestselling books