Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer, Better Life by Dan Buettner

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

In this companion to the number one New York Times bestseller The Blue Zones Kitchen, Dan Buettner offers a four-week guide and year-long sustainability program to jump-start your journey to better health, happiness, less stress, and a longer life.

Get started on the path to a longer, healthier, happier life with this quick start to building your own Blue Zones lifestyle. Dan Buettner, founder of the Blue Zones and author of the New York Times number one best-selling Blue Zones Kitchen, offers the challenge of a lifetime: Build a foundation for better nutrition, more exercise, and a stronger social life that will extend your lifetime by years. 

In this easy-to-implement guide, you'll start with the rules of the Blue Zones Challenge, including tips and tricks from the five Blue Zones--locations around the world where people consistently live to 100--advice for setting up a successful kitchen and pantry, and resources for expanding you support network. Then, follow week-by-week prompts to:

Change your diet
Increase your activity
Update your living spaces
Build your social life.

After four weeks--and with the help of easy-to-use worksheets and recipes--you'll see results in your weight, your well-being, and your general health. From there, follow the Blue Zones challenge through the rest of the year with an 11-month sustainability calendar that will continue to encourage you and build upon the foundation you've already started. 

What you'll find is living to 100 is easy--it just takes following the Blue Zones way!

my thoughts:

I'm a huge fan of The Blue Zones Kitchen cookbook by Dan Buettner, so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of his latest work, the companion book to The Blue Zones Kitchen titled, The Blue Zones Challenge: A 4-Week Plan for a Longer, Better Life. With a title like that, how could I now want to read the book, right? I mean, who doesn't want a longer and better life? Especially with the way things have been these past couple of years, I think we are all looking for ways to stay healthy. Suffice it to say, I was excited to dive into this terrific new book.

Designed as a model to help jump-start a healthy lifestyle, The Blue Zones Challenge is wonderful resource book chock full of helpful tips and ideas on eating healthier, exercising more, and focusing on your living space and social life. The author uses the Blue Zones (the regions in the world where people are known to live the longest) for advice on ways to help you set up a healthy and stocked kitchen pantry, along with ways to build a stronger support network.  I really enjoyed going slowly through this book and jotting down ideas and tips - figuring out ways to motivate myself to focus on my health in a more productive manner. This book definitely helped remind me how important it is to stay connected and move, move, move! Such a great read!

I would definitely recommend The Blue Zones Challenge to fans of Buettner's book, The Blue Zones Kitchen - you will fall in love with this latest book!

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

This sounds so helpful for everyone! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours