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170: Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones • 4 Foods You Should Always Have On Hand • The Importance Of Naps

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author. He’s discovered the five places in the world – dubbed “Blue Zones” – where people live the longest, and are healthiest. Dan’s TED Talk “How to live to be 100+” has been viewed over 3 million times.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What are the Blue Zones and where are they located?
  • How did the name Blue Zones come to be?
  • Lower your cortisol and chances of suffering from heart disease by taking a nap
  • The four food pillars across the Blue Zones
  • The longest lived family had a slice or two of sourdough bread daily as part of lunch
  • Consider stopping eating when you're 80 percent full
  • 4 foods you should always have on hand and 4 foods you should never have on hand
  • People in 4 out of the 5 of the Blue Zones consume wine
  • The importance of picking your friends carefully and investing in them
  • Volunteering leads to higher levels of life satisfaction
  • Changing our perspective on the aging population and retirement
  • Setting up an area of your home to downshift
  • 45 minutes of TV a day is linked to optimal life satisfaction
  • Why you might want to consider the bus over driving to work
  • Dan's morning routine
  • Finding an exercise you love to do and sticking to it
  • Becoming friends with a vegetarian

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