The Blue Zones Solution

The Blue Zones
The Blue Zones Solution

By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III,
Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS
Wakulla County Extension

“What if I said you could add up to ten year to your life? A long healthy life is not an accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what’s the formula for success? In recent years researchers have fanned out across the globe to find the secrets to long life. Funded in part by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, scientists have focused on several regions where people live significantly longer. Residents of these places produce a high rate of centenarians, suffer a fraction of the diseases that commonly kill people in other parts of the developed world, and enjoy more healthy years of life. In sum, they offer sets of best practices to emulate. The rest is up to you.”

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Would you like to know more? Shelley Swenson, UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Agent will discuss the findings in a book study to review the research.

Setting: Wakulla County Library

Dates: Thursdays in May, 2016

Times: 2 – 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. (repeat sessions)



Week One: Discovering the Blue Zones: Greece, Japan, Italy, California, and Costa Rica

Week Two: Making an American Blue Zone

Week Three: Building Your Own Blue Zone

Week Four: Blue Zone Recipes


Want to know more or to join the discussion? Contact Shelley Swenson, FCS Agent, Wakulla County at For planning purposes please register by April 29th.

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A few books are available for check out at the library or invest in your own copy and have the ability to highlight and write in the book.


Posted: March 3, 2016

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Families & Consumers, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food And Nutrition, Shelley Swenson, The Blue Zones, Wakulla Extension

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