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Dan Buettner

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Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author.  He has discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. His New York Times Sunday Magazine article about these places, “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” was one of the Times’ most popular and his National Geographic cover story “The Secrets of Living Longer” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.   


Buettner works in partnership with Healthways, municipal governments, and various insurance companies to implement the program in more than 20 cities so far, and has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.  Their strategy focuses on optimizing the local environment 


His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way have remained bestsellers, along with his new book THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and have appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, NPR, and Oprah.


Dan also holds three Guinness Book of world records in distance cycling.

Highlights & Accomplishments
New York Times Best Selling Author
National Geographic Fellow
Buettner put what he learned into practice by partnering with AARP to roll out Blue Zones lifestyle practices in select towns around the US.  In one town, Albert Lea, Minnesota, they raised life expectancy and lowered healthcare costs by 40%.
Buettner's TED talk has over 2.9 million views.
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