If you want to know the secret of how to live a long life, join Nick Buettner as he discusses Blue Zones.
“Blue Zones” are the areas where researchers found that people live to be 100 at a rate 10 times greater than that of the United States.
Buettner will reveal the “Secrets of a Long Life” during the Dean Lela O’Toole International Speaker Series at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Little Theater. He will provide tips to increase life expectancy.
Buettner is the Blue Zones’ community and corporate program director.
Lisa Smith, College of Human Sciences Coordinator of Special Projects said when looking for a speaker the professors of the College of Human Sciences had a few requirements.
“We say we’re the healthiest campus in America so it was a no brainer to bring in someone,” Smith said. “That would fit in with that mission.”
Buettner has coordinated Blue Zone trips to Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica and Ikaria, Greece as the executive producer. He has worked with different news stations to produce and broadcast live events around the world.
Buettner has been in charge of 17 expeditions to six continents.
This event is free thanks to the sponsoring of the OSU College of Human Sciences and the Division of International Studies and Outreach for the 2016 Human Sciences Week.
“We want to do things that uplift the health and wellbeing of students in Oklahoma,” Smith said.