Dan Buettner, a National Geographic writer and explorer, has travelled the world to discover the secrets to living a long and happy life. Dan Buettner teamed up with the National Geographic and the American National Institute on Aging to find areas of the world which demonstrated remarkable longevity so that we can learn from these vitality “hotspots” what the inhabitants of these areas do differently. These areas have been named Blue Zones and have become the subjects of Dan’s two best-selling books, The Blue Zones and Thrive, which uncover the well-being and happiness secrets of these remarkable people.
The Danish Twin Study has demonstrated that only about 10 percentof how long an average person lives is dictated by genes.The other 90 percent is dictated by lifestyle so the Blue Zones study was an attempt to find a formula for the optimal lifestyle for longevity. It is actually very hard to live to 100+… Read the rest...
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The longevity revolution: within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives. Her TEDx talk looks at the third act of life and asks how can we be happy in the last 30 years of our life.