Blue Zones Project works with the Walla Walla Valley community to create an even better place to live, learn, work, play and worship. When the entire community participates – from worksites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores – small changes contribute to huge benefits for us all: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life. We look forward to working together to help make healthier choices easier for everyone in the Walla Walla Valley area.
From Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan, to Loma Linda, California, people are living vibrant, active lives well into their hundreds. Buettner calls these areas Blue Zones and they're the inspiration behind his book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. Buettner's research, along with a global longevity study, have led to a program that helps us live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
Find ways to move more! You'll burn calories without thinking about it
Wake up with purpose each day and add up to seven years to your life.
Reverse disease by finding a stress-relieving strategy that works for you..
Eat mindfully and stop when 80% full.
Put more fruits and vegetables on your plate.
Schedule a weekly social hour with friends
Belong to a faith-based community and attend services regularly to add up to 14 years to your life.
Invest time with family to add up to six years to your life.
Surround yourself with people who support you and positive behaviors.