Blue Zones Book Club with Krista Driscoll

Longevity Project Event
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:00am

In 2017, the Journal of the American Medical Association named Eagle County as among the counties with the highest life expectancy in the United States. To learn more and to encourage behaviors that lead to a long life, the Vail Daily will present The Longevity Project in February 2018. Join us for a book club of the book Blue Zones to lauch the discussion!

Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe. Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years.

A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Join Krista Driscoll of the Vail Daily for a book club discussion of the book, Blue Zones: Lessons for living longer from the people who've lived the longest by Dan Buettner. Coffee and pastries will be provided. And don't miss the opportunity to sign up to meet the author February 28th at Vail Mountain School! More details at!

The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426209482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Society - November 6th, 2012