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.
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.