Upcoming Blue Zones Discussion Groups


The Blue Zones

“What if I said you could add up to ten years 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.”

Quote from THE Blue Zones Solution



If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend a Blue Zones Discussion Group yet, there are two sessions coming up this Fall.


Day Sessions at The New Posh

3079 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville

Dates: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7

Times: 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.



Evening Sessions at UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension

Room One, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Dates: October 18, 25, November 1 and 15

Times: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

*Day and evening are repeat sessions.


Free class (Contributions accepted for room use, optional)


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 Featuring a Potluck Meal


Want to know more or join the discussion? Contact Shelley Swenson, FCS Agent, Wakulla County at sswenson@ufl.edu. For planning purposes please register by October 14th.


A few books are available for check out from the extension office or invest in your own copy and have the ability to highlight and write in the book. Please purchase the book featured above; not the other version of the book!







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Posted: October 6, 2016

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Blue Zones, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, Food, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized, Wakulla Extension

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