It Takes a VillageSocial Determinants of Health -> Blue Zones
What is a Bluezone?
“It’s a term for our project, first and foremost, but it’s been loosely used to describe parts of the world where people live the longest. More specifically, areas where we have a demographically confirmed, geographically defined, area where people are either reaching age 100 at extraordinary rates, have the highest life expectancy, or the lowest rate of middle age mortality.” http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150412-longevity-health-blue-zones-obesity-diet-ngbooktalk
“What began as a National Geographic expedition to find the longest living cultures evolved into a recipe for living longer that we’re taking across the country.”
The Power 9
Many Residents living in the original Blue Zones areas share nine healthy lifestyle habits that help them live longer, healthier, happier lives.