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Live Your Longest Life: Staying Young with Dan Buettner

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Today, we welcome Dan Buettner. Dan is a National Geographic Fellow, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of five books on longevity and happiness, and a three-time Guinness World Record distance cycling holder. During Dan’s travels and research, he and his team discovered the five places in the world — dubbed Blue Zones — where people live the longest, healthiest lives and have been sharing this information with the world for over 20 years. 

Valeria sits down with Dan to discuss the Blue Zones and the reasons why the inhabitants of these places live longer than average. Dan shares his findings and exposes the American food system for what it truly is: a toxic environment of processed food that is slowly shortening our lifespans. Dan details how to adapt to a new diet and ways of living that can lead to a healthier and simpler lifestyle, how walking regularly is essential to longevity, and what knowledge and practices from the Blue Zones we can use to live longer, happier, and more fulfilling lives together. 

Watch Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones on Netflix: https://media.netflix.com/en/only-on-netflix/81214929 

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What We Talked About:

00:00 Intro

00:25 Visiting places and bringing their stories to the world

04:46 The Blue Zone project

07:08 Finding areas where people live the longest

10:05 The common traits of people in blue zones

14:03 Our food environment is often toxic

18:40 How America evolved into consumerized food production

21:18 Obesity has now become a problem 

23:00 Eating healthy is much cheaper

24:46 The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

26:59 Don’t change your behavior, change your environment

31:23 Community is a huge pillar to our longevity

35:16 Some supplements are harming our body

37:16 Biohacking may not work for you

40:23 How do you stay away from toxins?

41:46 This is how the Blue Zone Project operates

45:58 How to adapt the blue zone lifestyle at home

49:27 Road to living a simpler life

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