From our Oregon Community - Move Naturally


Where you live can make for better living. Blue Zones Project makes healthy choices easier where you live, work, learn, and play.


Rather than relying on individual behavior change, Blue Zones Project focuses on creating surroundings that default to healthier behaviors.

Healthier environments naturally nudge people toward healthier choices.

Residents of the original blue zones areas make healthy choices because those choices are easy—even unavoidable—in their surroundings. That's why Blue Zones Project focuses on influencing the life radius, the area close to home in which people spend 80 percent of their lives.

Our work is rooted in lessons learned from the world's longest-lived cultures. We translated these lessons into environmental changes that strengthen social ties, reshape places, and sharpen policies to support healthy choices.


Community Potluck MOAI





  1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.



Life Radius Model


Certified Blue Zones Communities have populations with greater well-being, improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and increased civic pride, all of which support healthy economic development.



Worksites: Certified Blue Zones Worksites have healthier employees with higher well-being who are more productive and less costly.

Universities: Certified Blue Zones Universities have healthier students with higher well-being who are more engaged and have greater long-term life satisfaction.



Learn how Blue Zones Project activates people to improve well-being.



Learn how Blue Zones Project works with places to make healthy choices easier.



Learn how Blue Zones Project helps communities & campuses enact policies for sustainable change.