Researchers crossed the globe to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones – places with high concentrations of centenarians living remarkably long, full lives.
Dave Tsang tells stories about these healthy places and their common lifestyle and cultural traits. Longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. Embracing a few simple but powerful habits and creating the right community can add years of robust living. Dave provides 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.
Blue Zones, LLC, puts the world’s best practices of longevity and wellbeing to work in people’s lives at the community level. Blue Zones works in partnership with Healthways, municipal governments, and various insurance companies to implement the program in more than 20 cities so far, and has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. Their strategy focuses on optimizing the local environment – walkability for citizens and kids, availability of healthy food options, social connectivity, pursuit of life purpose, and ongoing coaching and support for creating homes which effortlessly bring forth wellness and happiness.
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, racing sailboats, flying stunt kites, skiing, biking, lifting weights, and climbing 100 flights of stairs.
To find the path to long life and health, Blue Zones study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.
In Dave’s talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100. What should you be doing to live a longer life?
Dave debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.