How to Live to 100: Lessons from the Blue Zones with the Blue Zones Project Shannon Wohlford and Dr. Allen Weiss

Higher Vibrations in Higher Education

Oct 27 2023 • 59 mins

Blue Zones Project® is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier. The program is based on principles identified during an ongoing twenty-year worldwide longevity study commissioned by National Geographic, and detailed in the New York Times best-seller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, and The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner. I interview Shannon Wohlford and Dr. Allen Weiss in their roles as marketing manager and being the Chief Medical Officer, respectively.

Through this discourse we also touch on:

-Can we create a model and transform communities and create a healthier way of living? We do this through a  Life Radius Approach: We do our work through people, places, and policy.

- Busyness of life—we have to look inward and ask, “what is important to us at the end of the day?” What is important for me and my own personal wellbeing and stand up for what we want out of our life. If we want a long, happy life—that’s a turning point for people who are curious about Blue Zones.

-Faith, family and friends...In the Blue Zones (people believe in) a higher power that brought them a sense of hope. Centenarians (100+ years of age) are prioritizing relationships.

- You can live a longer, healthier, happier life...Little by little we can make these changes...Orthodox medical community is (finally) realizing prevention saves money.

- Medical school needs to be about emotional interaction not just anatomy and physiology.

- Ultimately, we have a whole healthcare industry that is predicated on a certain amount of sickness.

- People need salaries and benefits, but they stay (at their job) when they feel respected and rewarded.

-We have to meet people where they are....Nothing has to be monumental to make a great day great, or a great lifetime.

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