Dan Buettner, New York Times best selling author and National Geographic Fellow has delivered more then 3,000 speeches to audiences world wide. His TED Talk How To Live To Be 100+ has been viewed over 2 million times and his New York Times Sunday Magazine article, The Island Where People Forget to Die was the second most popular article of 2012. Dan has Keynoted speeches for Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, Google Zeitgeist, TEDMED and many more nationally renowned conferences. He has been featured twice on Oprah and has received an Emmy award for television production.
In 2009, Dan and his partner, AARP, applied principles of The Blue Zones to Albert Lea, Minnesota and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs by some 40%. He’s currently working with Healthways to implement thein 17 cities throughout America.
The calculus of aging offers us two options: We can live a shorter life with more years of disability, or we can live the longest possible life with the fewest bad years. As my centenarian friends showed me, the choice is largely up to us.