Dan Buettner

World Renowned Explorer and National Geographic Writer. Author of Blue Zones.

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives. Buettner's National Geographic cover story on longevity, "The Secrets of Living Longer" was one of their top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (2008) and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (2010) appeared on many best seller lists and were both featured on Oprah.

In 2009, Dan Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40%. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement the program in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University's Walter Willet called the results "stunning."

Dan Buettner also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an Emmy Award for television production.  Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book Dan Buettner 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Motivation

  • Travels From:

    Minnesota

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    $30,000 - $50,000

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Dan Buettner at TEDMED 2011

Longevity Secrets from the Blue Zone

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives. Buettner's National Geographic cover story on longevity, "The Secrets of Living Longer" was one of their top-selling issues in history and a made him a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His books The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest (2008) and Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (2010) appeared on many best seller lists and were both featured on Oprah.

In 2009, Dan Buettner and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40%. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement the program in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the health environment instead of individual behavior change. Writing in Newsweek, Harvard University's Walter Willet called the results "stunning."

Dan Buettner also holds three world records in distance cycling and has won an Emmy Award for television production.  Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book Dan Buettner 800-754-9404.

Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness

Dan Buettner is on the verge of his next great discovery: unlocking the secrets to happiness.

Dan and his team of researchers have traveled across the globe to discover hotspots of human contentment and will share with you those secrets and how you can apply them to optimize your job and life satisfaction.

Dan has researched the largest database in the world that identified the "happiest" region in each of three continents--Asia, Europe and the Americas. Then, on assignment for National Geographic, he traveled to each of these hotspots and interviewed the people and experts to unearth common traits that promote happiness. He’s combined that information, along with his interviews with top experts on well-being, and created a cross-cultural formula for life satisfaction.

His presentation incorporates National Geographic photographs and short video clips. It transports audiences to places around the globe where people are living happy and meaningful lives. It offers universal strategies on how to best achieve that life balance we all seek.

Blue Zones: Secrets to a Long Life

World renowned explorer and National Geographic writer, Dan Buettner, and his team of researchers have traveled across the globe to discover Blue Zones -- hotspots of human health and vitality.

Along the way he's met people teeming with vigor at age 100 and beyond. These healthiest, longest-lived people have shared their secrets with Dan and he’s passing on those secrets. Dan and his team of top demographers, scientists and physicians have studied the elders’ diet, lifestyle and culture to create a cross-cultural blueprint for living longer that they will share with you. “We know there’s a recipe for longevity and that 75 percent is related to lifestyle,” he says. “And we’re figuring it out.”

His presentation incorporates National Geographic images that will take audiences into the world’s four Blue Zones, tell stories and instruct how to get more life from your years and more years from your life. The presentation ends with a simple formula that shares how you could add up to eight good years to your life.

Dole Packaged Foods

“Dan was rated our best speaker ever!”

American Medical Directors Association

“Dan’s presentation was one of the best we have had and the doctors continued talking about Blue Zones through the entire rest of the meeting.”

The UP Experience

“Your tips for health and longevity added so much to the event. You truly exceeded our high expectations.”

Ameriprise Financial

“Everyone was captivated about a topic that we hear quite regularly. Dan’s message is unique, practical and fact based.”

The secrets on how to be happy might surprise you.
Monday, January 7, 2013

The secrets on how to be happy might surprise you.

What is happiness?  Happiness is not a silver bullet but silver buckshot.  ”Thrive” finds the data-backed parts of the world where people are happiest and outlines six areas where we can make permanent changes in our surroundings that favor happiness.

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