Expert Feature

Dan Buettner on Longevity in Loma Linda

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 19, 2022

Dan Buettner is a researcher, author and founder of the Blue Zones®, a company dedicated to creating healthy communities. Along with two other demographers, he discovered 5 places with the highest density of people who live the longest and healthiest (the so-called “Blue Zones”), one of which is Loma Linda, California. Here are the factors he uncovered that explain their longevity:

  1. They take a 24 hour weekly break from regular life.
  2. They maintain a healthy weight, as measured by BMI.
  3. They regularly exercise.
  4. They emphasize socialization with like-minded people.
  5. They regularly consume nuts.
  6. They regularly help others.
  7. They don’t heavily consume meat; they consume a plant-rich diet.
  8. Their dinner is early and light.
  9. They stay hydrated.

For more read the details on the BlueZones blog.

Must Read


Hearty's Experts share their experience and knowledge with you.
Gwyneth Paltrow
GOOP Founder/CEO
Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown Founder
Rosario Dawson
Téa Leoni
Actress and Philanthropist
Neil Parikh
Casper Co-founder
Harpreet Rai
Oura Former CEO
Andrew Orlanow
Founder of Sollis Health