It Takes a Village

Social 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.”

“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.