Having heard about the Blue Zones Project™ for the past several months, are you still wondering what all the buzz is about? Maybe you've already taken the Personal Pledge and want to invite a friend to do the same. Whether you know all about the project, or are just getting interested, your community has already been selected to take this journey and we hope you'll join us for every exciting step of the way.
The purpose of Blue Zones Project™ is to lead and ignite a community-by-community well-being transformation, where people live and work together for a better life. We want to show you how small, simple changes to your daily life can bring about big rewards both now and long into your future.
What kind of rewards? How about adding as many as 12 healthy, happy years to your life! People living in longevity hot spots -- dubbed Blue Zones® areas -- are reaching a vibrant age 100 at an astonishing rate. Now, you can too.
The common cultural practices of these longevity super stars have been compiled in National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner's New York Times bestselling book, "The Blue Zones -- Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest."
We can adopt these time-tested practices into our own lives by simply optimizing four key environments in day-to-day life:
Purpose begins with the inner self. By helping people discover their purpose in life, it's possible to improve their happiness and well-being.
The habitat includes places where people spend most of their time -- where they live, work, and play. If we simply de-convenience these settings a bit, we can create healthier activities that provide constant, moderate exercise.
Social connections influence the decisions people make. Surrounding oneself with like-minded people can reinforce new healthy behaviors.
Our community surroundings can go a long way to encourage our healthy behaviors -- from restaurants and grocery shopping choices, to sidewalk and bike path access that enables citizens of all ages to engage in safe physical activity.
These changes to our daily environments really do add up and set the precedent for how well we will live the rest of our lives. Blue Zones Founder Buettner believes,
"The calculus of aging offers us two options: We can live a shorter life with more years of disability, or we can live the longest possible life with the fewest bad years. As my centenarian friends showed me, the choice is largely up to us."
So, the question becomes: How do you want to live your life?
If you want to thrive and actively engage with life, pursuing your passions with purpose alongside the people who make life matter, Blue Zones Project can help you make that happen. And it's easy.
To learn more about the Blue Zones Project and how you can start living longer, better today, read more HERE. And please pass this information along to anyone who you'd like to take along for the well-being ride.
Here's to our town. Our future. Our well-being. Blue Zones Project™