Biography

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and a New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world—dubbed Blue Zones—where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.

Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.

His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers.

Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.”

Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.

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Dan was amazing!! Everyone loved him!
– Capital Blue Cross
I could have listened to him for days.
– Attendee at Employers' Health Symposium
Dan was one of the highlights at our quarterly company meeting. Emplyees described him as 'eye opening' and awesome.
– Tony Hsieh, Zappos.com
He was just brilliant! Our attendees gave Dan a much-deserved standing ovation and were left buzzing about his work long after his talk.
– Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
I have rarely seen a speaker who is as comfortable up on stage giving his presentation as Dan Buettner, plus he felt fresh and excited about the material.
– Mountain Film in Telluride
With 98.6% of attendees rating him 'excellent,' Dan was our best speaker ever.
– Employers Health

Booksby Dan Buettner

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People

The Blue Zones of Happiness

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