Episode #149: Interview with Dan Buettner on critical life lessons from the world's healthiest, happiest, and oldest communities + How to Exercise, Eat, and Manage Your Mind to Increase Longevity
Published April 9, 2020
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    Life expectancy and living well seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, but did you know that around 85% of our longevity is based on our lifestyle choices and environment? In this week’s blog and podcast, I spoke with NYT Bestselling author, explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer Dan Buettner about the world’s healthiest and longest living communities (known as the blue zones), the power of purpose, how healthy eating is affordable and how you too can live to be a 100!   Podcast Highlights & Time Stamps -3:17 What are the blue zones? -4:45 How does a blue zone diet help with mental health? -5:50 The most common denominators of longevity -9:00 What’s wrong with the self-help industry? -13:20 How to make the healthiest decision the easiest decision -14:14 The power of purpose -17:14 The power of downshifting -20:57 Why there is no magic bullet that will help you live longer -24:20 Is eating healthy really more expensive? -28:08 How to turn your city into a blue zone   Podcast transcript and blog:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/critical-life-lessons-from-the-world-s-healthiest-and-longest-living-communities-tips-on-how-to-exercise-eat-and-manage-your-mind-to-boost-your-immune-system-and-live-a-long-amp-healthy-life-with-dan-buettner     -For more info on Dan and the Blue Zones visit: https://www.bluezones.com   -And follow him on social media: @bluezones   -Order his new book The Blue Zone Kitchen :https://www.bluezones.com/blue-zones-kitchen     Special offers from our sponsors:   -Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order see https://feals.com/drleaf. Have questions about CBD? Feals has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience!   -​BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://www.blublox.com   Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D     Additional resources:   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com     Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)       Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com
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