Live Longer Better

Blue Zones Project® is helping transform communities across the U.S. into areas where the healthy choice is easy and people live longer with a higher quality of life.

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Make the healthy choice
the easy choice

Blue Zones Project is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to change the way people experience the world around them. By impacting environment, policy, and social networks, Blue Zones Project makes healthy choices easier. As a result, people can live longer, better, and communities can lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as a great place to live, work, and play.

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+4.4%
OVERALL WELL-BEING
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
+12%
LIFE EVALUATION
BEACH CITIES, CALIFORNIA
-15%
OBESITY
IOWA CITY, IOWA
-10%
DAILY STRESS
BEACH CITIES, CALIFORNIA
+17%
EXERCISE
MUSCATINE, IOWA
-17%
SMOKING
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
& BEACH CITIES, CALIFORNIA
*Survey is administered annually in all Blue Zones Project communities to calculate real medical and productivity cost savings. Results serve as a comparison to the cost of doing nothing.
Communities and their citizens are passionate about changing things for themselves and for their children’s future. We’re just lighting the lamps so individuals, businesses and local governments can see the path to long-term, meaningful improvement.

Fifteen-year longevity study to discover the world’s healthiest, longest-lived people

It all started with one man’s vision. National Geographic Fellow and explorer Dan Buettner traveled around the world to find where people lived the happiest, and the healthiest, the longest. He dubbed these areas “Blue Zones”, and published his results initially in National Geographic in 2005 — still the 3rd-best selling issue ever — and then a series of The New York Times bestselling books. These publications revealed The Big Insight of The Blue Zones — which is that Their Environment Supported Their Well-being.

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