Blue Zones teachings align very well with our own philosophies and practices
Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Learning ZoneXpress (LZX), a leading source of award-winning nutrition education tools, is excited to announce its partnership with Blue Zones, an organization founded by researcher, explorer, New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, that aims to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. Learning ZoneXpress will be a licensing partner with Blue Zones and will develop educational content under the Blue Zones brand.
The first product under the partnership is a Blue Zones Centenarian Poster Set highlighting the four levels of the Blue Zones Power 9® pyramid. Power 9 explores the common denominators among regions with the highest proportion of people to reach 100 years old (known as Blue Zones). The Power 9 posters and other materials will be used in senior centers, assisted living facilities, public health agencies and eventually schools, with the messages adapted to be geared toward children.
The four levels of the Power 9 pyramid include:
1. Move Naturally – Walk, garden, or take the stairs.
2. Right Outlook – Know your purpose and develop stress reducing habits.
3. Eat Wisely – Eat a nutrient-rich, plant-based diet and try using a smaller plate.
4. Connect –Keep family first and belong to positive social circles.
“We are excited to partner with Learning ZoneXpress and have them help communicate our messages through visually-stimulating and informative materials,” said Buettner. “The initial poster is especially eye-catching and I believe it will really resonate with its viewers.”
“Blue Zones teachings align very well with our own philosophies and practices,” said Melanie Nelson, CEO of Learning ZoneXpress. “It is a pleasure to help communicate these ideas that we truly believe in to the public.”
About Blue Zones
Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company's work is rooted in the New York Times best-selling books The Blue Zones and Thrive—both published by National Geographic. In 2009, Blue Zones applied the tenets of the books to Albert Lea, Minn. and successfully raised life expectancy and lowered health care costs for city workers by 40 percent. Blue Zones takes a systematic, environmental approach to well-being which focuses on optimizing policy, building design, social networks, and the built environment. For more information, visit http://www.bluezones.com
About Learning ZoneXpress
Learning ZoneXpress is a leading source of “edu-taining” and award-winning teaching tools. Its mission is to improve life-long health and vitality by providing relevant, creative and affordable learning tools about healthy behaviors and nutrition. Learning ZoneXpress offers a wide variety of learning aids and affordable education videos, posters, handouts, games, lesson plans, and more.
For more information about Learning ZoneXpress products, visit the company’s website or call Toni Meyer, Marketing Director, at 888-455-7003.