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Blue Zones Project at UH Hilo

UH Hilo was officially designated a 'Blue Zones Approved worksite' in Spring 2018. Read the press release for more details.


University and Blue Zones Project officials gather for a group photo. Photo by Eli Owens.
University and Blue Zones Project officials gather for a group photo. At far left is Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Kalei Rapoza holding framed certificate of designation. To his left is Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai.

Blue Zones Project - Live Longer Better The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo has committed to becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved™ worksite. Worksite designation requires at least 25 percent of UH Hilo employees take the Blue Zones Project┬« Personal Pledge. The four-step pledge is easy to do:

  • Learn about the original Blue Zones areas.
  • Measure how long you will live using the Vitality Compass© tool.
  • Participate in a Blue Zones Project activity, such as attending a ÔÇťPurpose WorkshopÔÇŁ or volunteering in your community.
  • Select five actions you can complete in the next six months, such as keeping your walking shoes in sight or stock your cupboard with 10-inch dinner plates.

Take the pledge and get your co-workers to pledge as well. Encourage your department to do it as a team building activity and have some fun getting healthy!

Blue Zones Project© is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to the environment, policy, and social networks. Learn about the Blue Zones project.

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