Fort Worth

The Blue Zones Project

Join the movement!

NBC 5 invites you to become part of Blue Zones Project, a movement aimed at improving the well-being and health of the Fort Worth community.

Blue Zones Project kicked off in Fort Worth in 2015 and has become a vital part of the city’s initiative to encourage the community to make healthy changes. The project’s vision is to foster sustainable well-being through simple changes to the environment and daily routines.

The project has now become a growing network since businesses and organizations have joined the movement. Campaign participants include, District 2 City Council Member Sal Espino, local activist Opal Lee, legendary basketball coach Robert Hughes Sr. and others.

NBC 5 Today anchor, Deborah Ferguson has joined the movement and enhanced her health through Blue Zone Project by applying the project’s Power 9 principles.  These principles can extend lifespan and improve the quality of a person’s years. Some of the nine principles include waking up with a purpose, moving naturally, eating a plant-based diet and investing time with family and friends.

Ferguson has implemented the “move naturally” principle in her life and it has become one of the Power 9 principles significant to her. She takes small steps throughout the day, parking farther away, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and standing for meetings. Moving naturally keeps her focused and gives her energy.

Fort Worth now counts 46 Blue Zones Project approved worksites: 25 restaurants, four grocery stores, one church, three schools, plus 11 participating organizations—all of which have started or continued programs that make well-being a priority. Nearly 15,000 people who live or work in Fort Worth have taken the pledge to improve their own well-being.

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