Dan Buettner is Minnesota’s 1-man fountain of youth. As a Countrywide Geographic explorer, he popularized the thought of figuring out Blue Zones: considerably-flung areas like Okinawa, in Japan, or the Nicoya Peninsula, in Costa Rica, exactly where individuals extra typically are living to be 100 many years old. He’s also investigated the cultural attributes that add to happiness—in Denmark and Singapore—and noted back again in New York Situations bestsellers like 2017’s The Blue Zones of Happiness. And his Blue Zones Project has assisted extra than 50 U.S. communities (which include Albert Lea) to boost their very own metrics of wellbeing and well-staying.
In a time when so numerous of us are desperate for reassurance and wisdom, we asked Buettner if he could convey to us what he’s figured out on his travels and what insights he’s picked up about the virtues of his dwelling condition. “Now, I cannot say