Communities like Okinawa in Japan and Loma Linda in California are home to some of the longest-living people in the world. These communities are called “Blue Zones”, a phrase coined by National Geographic writer and explorer, Dan Buettner.
Almost two years ago, the Blue Zones Project became integrated in many Iowa communities, with the goal of fostering healthy behavior so residents live long and happy lives.
Today on Talk of Iowa, we get an update on how projects are going in towns including Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Spencer, and Mason City. We also hear from residents who have taken their Blue Zones promises very seriously, and have made dramatic strides towards better health.