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Welcome to Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in Scottsdale.

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Project Overview

Making our community a place where people live better, longer with a higher quality of life.

Discovering the Original Blue Zones

Our researchers traveled the world to discover the secrets of longevity in the planet’s five blue zones.

Resources

Videos, case studies, and more information about Blue Zones Project.

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News, coverage, announcements, and stories.

Join the Movement

Our community is on its way to becoming a Blue Zones Community. That means residents and organizations are focused on improving well-being for themselves and their neighbors. Together, we can make Scottsdale a healthier and happier place for current and future generations.

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The Blue Zones Story

In 2004, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these blue zones (Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Seventh-Day Adventists, Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan) they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. Using the secrets from the original blue zones, we help people live better, longer through community transformation programs that lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as great places to live, work, and play.

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What is the reason you get up in the morning? Did you know having a purpose can add 7 years to your life?We hosted a Purpose Workshop last week at Blue Zones Project Scottsdale Office! Attendees got to discover their sense of purpose and learn how it contributes to overall well-being. Thank you to everyone who joined us! #PurposeWorkshop #bzpscottsdale #bluezones ... See MoreSee Less
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🎧 Tune in to the latest episode of the Health Futures podcast for an inspiring conversation about creating healthier communities! Host Bob Roth had the pleasure of interviewing Todd LaPorte, CEO of HonorHealth, and Sarah Kearney, Executive Director of Blue Zones Scottsdale, about the incredible work happening in our city.FULL EPISODE HERE: cypresshomecare.com/2024/02/06/connecting-community-through-healthier-living-and-longevity/ 🌍 The Blue Zones Project is all about making healthy choices easier by transforming our environment, policies, and social connections. And guess what? Scottsdale is leading the charge! After years of planning, the initiative is officially underway thanks to key partnerships with HonorHealth, Cigna, the city government, and Goodwill.🎉 The kickoff event was a huge success, with over 4,000 residents pledging to embrace Blue Zones principles in their daily lives. Our goal? Achieving critical mass by getting 15% of the population actively participating over the next four years. That's 32,000 people making positive changes for a healthier Scottsdale!🏫 From schools to workplaces, restaurants to grocery stores, neighborhoods to faith-based organizations, the Blue Zones Project is optimizing how we live, work, eat, play, and socialize. Small shifts can lead to big results, and we're already seeing the impact!👵👧 Intergenerational participation is key to success. By engaging youth now, we're building lifelong healthy habits and reducing isolation and loneliness by connecting young and old.💪 This grassroots, community-led initiative is a shining example of collaboration at its finest. Together, we're paving the way for longer, healthier, and more connected lives for all. Let's make Scottsdale the healthiest city in the nation!#Health #Wellness #Community #BlueZonesProject #HealthyPodcast #HealthFutures #HonorHealth #SocialConnection #Environment #HealthyChoices #Grassroots #Scottsdale ... See MoreSee Less
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