The Blue Zones

Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. 7 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 7½ hrs. Dreamscape Audio. 2010. ISBN 9781611200027. $39.99. SELF-HELP
In this 2008 title available for the first time on audio, Buettner (founder, Quest Network) draws from a National Institute on Aging study of four of the world's "blue zones"—Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, CA; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica—where common elements of lifestyle, diet, and outlook result in high quality and length of life. Narrator Michael McConnohie's ( well-paced, enunciated reading helps to guide listeners through this fascinating discussion of the latest thinking concerning health, happiness, and longevity, which should appeal to listeners/readers of self-help and would work well alongside similarly practical health-based titles, like Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Foizen's You: On a Diet. [The National Geographic hc was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.]—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
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