Blue Zones Project SW Florida/ NCH Healthcare Systemhttps://southwestflorida.bluezonesproject.com
What began as a New York Times bestseller by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner has evolved into a global movement that’s inspiring people to live longer, more active lives with lower rates of chronic disease. From Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan, to Loma Linda, California, people are living vibrant, active lives well into their hundreds. Buettner calls these areas Blue Zones® and they’re the inspiration behind his book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. Buettner’s research, along with a global longevity study, have led to a program that help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Blue Zones Project and NCH Healthcare System are committed to making Southwest Florida a Blue Zones Community®, where people live healthier, happier lives. That means developing more engaged and more productive residents operating businesses focused on well-being, for themselves and for their neighbors. When the entire community works together, we can lower rates of obesity, smoking, and chronic disease and create a healthier, happier place for us all to live, work, and play.