Recorded February, 1 2022. 

Jumpstart your new year by joining us as bestselling author and Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner shared his easy-to-follow, four-week guide to a happier and healthier you in 2022 and beyond as outlined in his latest book, The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer Better Life. Buettner shared what he learned about happiness and longevity from the many years he spent studying and interviewing people from what he calls the 5 “Blue Zones” – or places around the world where people consistently live to 100. He revealed what he discovered about how members of those communities live – from their diets to their social lives – and challenge us to make changes in our own lives to also achieve better health, more happiness, less stress and a longer life. By sharing this quick start guide for how to create our own Blue Zones lifestyle, Buettner provides a solid foundation to extend our lives while also boosting our overall happiness and sense of meaning.


About Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.

Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.

His new book “The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer Better Life” is a four-week guide and year-long sustainability program to jump-start your journey to better health, happiness, less stress, and longer life.

Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.