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In this episode, hear Tony Buettner describe the Power 9 principles to creating a healthier, happier life. Take the True Vitality Test and see what your life span could be. It turns out that the runway to health is what you eat. Find out more.
Mike Kabeya also joins us behind the mike to ask Tony some questions. He also adds his cultural perspective regarding how the elderly are treated in the Republic of Congo and how the elderly are treated in the United States. What can we learn from him?
Answer the following questions after listening:
- Take the True Vitality Test www.bluezones.com
- Take a brief assessment of your lifestyle.
Do you move every 20-minutes?
What type of time honored practices or traditions are integrated into your life?
Do you only eat until you are 80% full?
Do you seek out healthy relationships?
Are you living a profound sense of purpose? Do you enjoy getting up in the morning and feel good about how you spend your days, most days?
How many fruits and vegetables do you eat each day?
- Decide one to two things you want to change. Begin the change today and monitor your success.
- If you don’t keep track of what you are grateful for each day, it is never too late to start.
Mentoring Conversation Resources
http://www.theinterchangebistro.com/ Albert Lea’s The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro, where we ate lunch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3GXTjWklTA Tony Buettner Youtube Presentation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAF5_85kLck Golden Door Speaker Series: Tony Buettner
National Geographic Blue Zones, 2016 https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/product/magazines/special-issues/national-geographic-blue-zones%3A-the-science-of-living-longer-special-issue
The Blue Zones of Happiness People, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/happiest-places/blue-zones-ikaria-photos/
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Tony Buettner. Tony Buettner is a National Speaker and is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Blue Zones. Featured at such events as The Aspen Institute and Estes Park Institute, Tony performs at around 80 events per year. One of Tony’s primary tasks is that of Project Manager for Blue Zones Projects; His work encompassing strategic planning, operations, and the facilitation of successful implementation of all Blue Zones Community projects. Tony brings direct knowledge and insight of the Blue Zones expeditions, research, and insights into those populations to help them live longer, better. His experience gained during his participation on expeditions with Dan Buettner, his brother, and his over 30 years of world travel, bring pertinent experience in the understanding of health and wellness as it relates to populations and cultures. Dan has written several books including The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People.
Tony’s day-to-day responsibilities at Blue Zones offer deep insight into the research that forms the foundation for the product development and implementation of the methodology behind the Blue Zones Projects. This interaction brings deep-seated understanding to how Blue Zones interfaces in the six sectors of communities that include policy, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and with individual engagement. His background in quality management systems complement the rigor and thoughtfulness in developing a scalable product model as well as one that can be sustained in the Blue Zone Project communities.
Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. He is an explorer, educator, author, producer, storyteller and public speaker. He co-produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary and holds three Guinness records for endurance cycling. He is the founder of the Blue Zones and Blue Zones, LLC.
The Blue Zones Series Starring Tony Buettner, Episode 79 www.bluezones.com