Live Longer, Better
Blue Zones Project® works with the Grand Forks community to create an even better place to live, learn, work, play, and worship. When the entire community participates—from worksites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores—small changes contribute to huge benefits for us all: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life. We look forward to working together to help make healthier choices easier for everyone in the Grand Forks area.
Become a healthier you in 8-weeks
YMCA Health Trip invites you to take on the Blue Zones Challenge! Together, we’ll be on our way to living longer, better by practicing the Power 9—habits of the world’s longest-living people. By participating in weekly challenges in the Sharecare app and attending in-person events, you’ll be entered to win prizes, connect with new friends, and improve your overall well-being.
This challenge begins January 20 and runs through March 18. Join anytime before the challenge ends!
Here a Year
Take a look back on Blue Zones Project’s first year in Grand Forks with local colleagues, partners, and volunteers to find out what the initiative means for the community.
Discovering the blue zones
It all began with the original five blue zones—Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. In these regions, people not only regularly live into the triple digits, they thrive. At advanced ages, their bodies are still healthy and their minds are still sharp. Dan Buettner and his team of researchers were eventually able to pinpoint commonalities in things residents of these places do that result in living long, happy lives. The blue zones hold many longevity secrets, and there’s a lot we can learn from the residents of these special places.
Live the Power 9
Researchers found that despite being located in vastly different parts of the world, blue zones residents share nine specific traits that can lead to longer, healthier, happier lives. We call these the Power 9.
Stay connected with community opportunities
If you are interested in living longer and creating a healthier community, sign up to learn more about Blue Zones Project – Grand Forks opportunities.
We develop deep relationships with a broad array of organizations in a community to help make healthy choices become easy choices in all of the places where people live, work, learn, and play.
Get your organization involved
Connect your worksite, school, restaurant, grocery store, faith-based, or other organization to the community and elevate its well-being. Where we choose to live, work, learn, and play all influence the lifestyle choices we make. Blue Zones Project programs are designed to inspire, encourage, and promote well-being within your organization so your employees, members, and customers are more socially connected and equipped to positively impact one another and the entire community.