On September 28, Blue Zones Project- Southwest Florida will host the first annual Palooza! event at North Collier Regional Park. The community is invited to attend this free event that will allow participants to experience what Blue Zones Project is all about and how to increase their well-being. The event takes place from 9 AM to noon and offers yoga, tai chi, and boot camp classes, gardening and plant-based cooking demonstration, a children’s activity area, a purpose workshop, food tastings from Blue Zones Project Approved™ restaurants, and more! To RSVP, visit bzppalooza.eventbrite.com.
“Blue Zones Project focuses on educating people about the Power 9® principles- those best practices that the world’s longest living people follow,” stated Deb Logan, executive director of Blue Zones Project- Southwest Florida. “The Power 9® are simple things like spending time with family, eating more fruits and vegetables, incorporating physical movement throughout your day, etc. So, we wanted to create an event where the community could experience the Power 9® in a fun and tangible way. We want everyone to come out and learn what they can do to Live Longer, Better®.”
There are now more than 600 area companies and 200,000 individuals participating with Blue Zones Project – Southwest Florida, a community-by-community, well-being improvement initiative designed to support longer, better lives through sustainable changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Principles are based on lifestyles in Blue Zones® areas, which are pockets of the world where people live longer with less chronic disease and higher quality of life.
Brought to Southwest Florida by NCH Healthcare System, in collaboration with Sharecare®, Inc. and Blue Zones, LLC, Blue Zones Project is a vital part of Southwest Florida’s well-being improvement initiative that encourages changes in the community that lead to healthier options.
For more information about Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida, visit southwestflorida.bluezonesproject.com.