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Dan Buettner to Inspire Health and Happiness
at the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference
T
his year, during the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference, Dan
Buettner, author, explorer and founder of Blue Zones®
, will deliver
the keynote address to park and recreation professionals and
park advocates attending the event. Buettner, a modern-day adventurer
on a quest for the secret to long life and happiness, will share his
groundbreaking research and findings at the Opening General Session on
Tuesday, October 8, in Atlanta.
influential
A long-time park advocate and
thinker,
Buettner will
share his insights and highlight
park and recreation professionals'
pivotal role as catalysts for building
healthier and stronger communities
nationwide. Using his years of
research and study, he will lead attendees
on a journey by uncovering
the fundamental principles central
to a well-lived life, from developing
good eating practices to making
social connections, to understanding
what it means to find meaning
beyond ourselves - and learning
how simple daily choices can equal
a life well lived.
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People living in Loma Linda have
a life expectancy of approximately
10 years longer than the national
average. However, as noted by
KCAL News, the average life expectancy
in Loma Linda is anything
but average, as residents are
10 times more likely to make it to
the age of 100.
The longevity of Loma Linda
residents is attributed to a keen
sense
of purpose, vegetarianism
years ago, in 2004,
Buettner directed a progression
of expeditions for National Geographic,
scientists, anthropologists
and demographers to find where
people lived the longest throughout
the world and study the commonalities
of these groups.
This research identified five regions
throughout the world with
the most significant percentage of
centenarians - people aged 100
years or older. These areas are
known as the Blue Zones.
In an interview with NBC's Better
by TODAY (tinyurl.com/8v96pkj2),
Buettner stated, " In all five of these
zones, the reason they're living long
is not because of one special diet or
one other thing; they're living longer
because of a cluster of mutually
supporting factors that enable [residents]
to do the right things long
enough and avoid doing the wrong
things to lower the risk of developing
a chronic disease. "
Loma Linda, a community in
Southern California that includes
about
Dan Buettner, author, explorer and
founder of Blue Zones®
9,000
, will deliver
the keynote address at the 2024
NRPA Annual Conference.
Seventh Day Adventists,
is recognized through
Buettner's work as the only Blue
Zone area within the United States.
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and regular exercise. Adventists
also do not drink alcohol or smoke
cigarettes, but another determinant
of longevity in Loma Linda is the
power of community. Loma Linda's
Park and Recreation Department
(tinyurl.com/22dt955s) is a
strong proponent of this healthy,
community-driven
lifestyle
with
more than a dozen heavily frequented
public parks.
Buettner has been instrumental
in supporting and promoting decisions
by city officials to create
walkable neighborhoods and accessible
green spaces while also
championing policies that place
people at the center of city planning.
His core messaging considers
the environment in which
you live and the constitution of
your community - your friends,
neighbors and family - as essential
details of human health and
longevity. His perspectives allow
opportunities to reshape our thinking
about physical activity, social
connections and diet, as well as to
prioritize the responsibilities of interconnected
communities as ways
to create the most favorable environments.
PHOTO
COURTESY OF DAN BUETTNER
http://tinyurl.com/22dt955s http://tinyurl.com/8v96pkj2

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