Twelve years ago, Blue Zones became an instant bestseller not because it discovered a miracle diet or pill to live a longer life, but revealed, from the world’s longest-lived people that purpose, good social connectedness, and daily rituals to help us unwind were much more powerful than we thought.


Now, Marta Zaraska, in her powerful new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, unpacks these “soft drivers” of health, showing us why they are more important than the marketer’s panacea, diet-and-exercise.


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It's such an honor! Here is a quote from the review:

"An engrossing in-depth exploration of the mind-body science that proves the value of minding our social bonds... deep dive into the research with numerous user-friendly suggestions" Read more here


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In Growing Young I show how & why friendship, optimism, kindness, purpose in life, can boost your health and longevity at least as much as a great diet and exercise regime -- if not more. And even though I give plenty of practical tips, here are 5 great books for further reading. Enjoy!


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