In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people live measurably longer and better. In these “Blue Zones” they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. After identifying five of the world’s Blue Zones, Dan and National Geographic took teams of scientists to each location to identify lifestyle characteristics that might explain longevity. How can we apply these learnings in our workplaces, our homes and our community?
David Tsang will share the stories of the five Blue Zones and their common lifestyle and cultural traits . He’ll provide compelling examples of how Blue Zones research is used to change policies, environments, and social networks in communities and workplaces for improved health and well-being .
Dave Tsang is a retired General Mills executive with more than 34 years of experience helping employees and organizations around the world improve performance. As a change leader and catalyst, he uses his calm demeanor, witty sense of humor, storytelling and high expectations to create a fun and motivating environment for personal growth and organizational development. Now in the encore phase of his career, Dave is passionate about health and wellness. Having made his own lifestyle changes, he is committed to giving back to the community by facilitating changes in how people live and work to improve well-being. As a life coach he speaks publicly on health and longevity, coaches people to make lifestyle changes to prevent chronic disease, teaches life-saving skills, mentors veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce and advises under and unemployed adults in learning new skills. Dave earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and his MBA from the University of Minnesota. His many interests range from writing poetry, dancing, and playing the hammered dulcimer to racing sailboats, flying stunt kites, skiing, biking, lifting weights and climbing 100 flights of stairs.
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