June 2018 Forum – Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

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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. Join Dave Tsang and uncover the secrets of Blue Zones – places with high concentrations of centenarians living remarkably long, full lives.

Our presenter Dave Tsang tells stories about these healthy places and their common lifestyle and cultural traits.   From simple things like…

  • Taking naps,
  • Drinking wine
  • Daily laughter

…to more complex factors like dedication to family and stress reducing lifestyle choices all have a profound impact in the quality and quantity of people’s lives.  Dave will share 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.


About our speaker

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.

Monday, June 4, 2018
Reception: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina

Event fee: $15 for members; $25 for non-members



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