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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.

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