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The Blue Zones Solution

Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

Dan Buettner, the New York Times best-selling author of The Blue Zones, lays out a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world's healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones" - those places with the world's longest-lived and thus healthiest people.

With this audiobook's audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, you'll be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play to improve our diet and health; and learn the exact foods - including the fifty superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets - that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health.

Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Dan Buettner (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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For your long life...

Really worth a read and see what can be adapted to you. Somethings can seem very obvious, but then reminds you to do them or look into it.
He keeps on talking about the pdf of recipes that I’m very curious yet to find

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  • Soozzone
  • 29-06-15

Good Info, Well Presented

What made the experience of listening to The Blue Zones Solution the most enjoyable?

Though this is a non-fiction book, it is presented as a series of stories that made it enjoyable to listen with good actionable information, not just a bunch of statistics.

Any additional comments?

Some people are giving bad reviews because they can't find the attached reference material and recipes. They should consider reading the description and downloading the companion PDF before giving a bad review because they apparently would rather complain than read actual words to see that the PDF is in their library.

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  • Night
  • 09-02-16

Eat well, stay active, belong

In short, the blue zones presents evidence and examples of things we already knew. Eat real food from the earth and avoiding overly processed goods. Stay active in your day to day life. Office jobs probably take 10 years off a man's life. Belong to community that is positive and supports you. A community that reinforces these positive habits and you'll live a long and healthy life.

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  • Bill
  • 27-03-17

The Book is a Serious Read with recipes to Boot

Would you consider the audio edition of The Blue Zones Solution to be better than the print version?

I am glad to have used the audible version of this book because of the convenience factor. I listened in the card and enjoyed every minute of the audio.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blue Zones Solution?

The blue zone principles were taken to Iowa and it was a success because of the local buy in. Supporters brought their finances to the table and volunteers made the program a success.

Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

Dan Butner was portrayed well by Joe Barrett. He made the story exciting.

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  • trc101
  • 24-09-15

The book is great and eye opening.

This is a must read for people seeking to improve their lives. Since I read this book I want to eat beans, think of chores as a good thing, and retire in a blue zone area.

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  • Laura Walsh
  • 05-03-18

A Must Read!

Would you listen to The Blue Zones Solution again? Why?

Yes, I loved this book. As a dietitian and personal trainer, clients are always wanting to follow a fad diet. I have always rejected the all or nothing mentality and try to keep messages simple and science-based. This book illustrates that movement, connection and a Mediterranean diet should be embraced and eliminating most carbs and increased meat intake are not paramount to good health.

What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love audio books because I can go back and replay areas that I want to cement in my memory. I've listened to many other books that Joe has narrated and find his voice very calming.

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  • josh stark
  • 18-04-17

Best book Best info

One of the best books written I thoroughly enjoyed hearing it
I believe in what was written except mentioning canola oil which is not good for your health
I will listen to it over and over again

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  • Carla
  • 20-04-16

Super insightful!!

Enjoyed the narrator, really believed that he actually really knew what he was talking about. My family and I will be incorporating a number of the rules associated with this book. I have already recommended this book to a number of people. A book like this should Inspire Americans to realize what's wrong with our diet. Obesity and cancer rates have grown so high something must be done.

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  • SunnyGrin
  • 27-09-15

A keeper

What did you love best about The Blue Zones Solution?

I was impressed that the author went to the source-the people who have made it to be centenarians and beyond, and combined their first-hand accounts with the science of longevity.

What did you like best about this story?

The ideas for putting the information into action in your own personal life.

What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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  • Shawana Karkouki
  • 13-06-15

Just the push I needed

Interesting stories of real people who are living exemplary lives. After reading I felt inspired to examine my own life and implement positive changes for my whole family.

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  • Aapo
  • 11-05-15

Average

Good book for someone starting to think about diet. Mainly for the American society. Nice little details about combinations of different ingredients, mainly vegetables.

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