From Long-tested Practices to Fresh Ideas, Here Are a Few New Books Offering Insights into Pursuing Longevity and Better Health

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The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer: Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth

By Dan Buettner

National Geographic fellow and journalist Dan Buettner first coined the phrase “blue zone” nearly 20 years ago after visiting Okinawa, Japan, during an expedition to investigate longevity. Through his exploration, he discovered five communities across the globe where many centenarians were living and thriving. Fast-forward 20 years, and Buettner has authored multiple best-selling Blue Zones books as well as articles for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. He also has a new Netflix documentary. In his latest book, Buettner revisits the original five blue zones along with a new man-made blue zone and shares additional discoveries and secrets to longevity.

Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well

By Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Over years of treating patients in her family medicine practice, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon began recognizing a common pattern. Though the array of their conditions varied widely, most of her patients shared the same core health issue: They had too little muscle versus too much fat. Her patients’ medical issues were symptomatic of this much more serious underlying health problem. Her desire to address this led her to found the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine, dedicated to enhancing overall health by focusing on optimizing skeletal muscle. In Forever Strong, Dr. Lyon offers a new approach to building enduring strength at any age through her easy-to-follow fitness, food and self-care program.

Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform Your Health, Happiness & Connection

By Shawn Stevenson

In the companion cookbook to his national best-seller Eat Smarter, Shawn Stevenson, host of the podcast The Model Health Show, helps readers overcome the somewhat daunting task of embarking on a health journey. His new cookbook features 100 family-friendly, delicious recipes with elevated, nutrient-dense ingredients—designed to boost metabolism, energy levels and overall well-being. From salmon burgers to avocado fries, Stevenson’s book is filled with healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes the whole family can enjoy together.