The Fountain of Youth

April 3, 2015 4:45 PM

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If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevity hot spots -- places where people live and thrive into their hundreds. He identified five areas where people live long and well: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy: Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Buettner calls them Blue Zones.

What enables these people to live so long and so well? Buettner worked with a team of experts including medical researchers, anthropologists, and epidemiologists to identify the factors that contribute to their longevity. It wasn't just that these long-lived populations won the genetic lottery; life...

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