NWA Council Aims for Blue Zone Status

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The Northwest Arkansas Council is looking into making the region a blue zone.

The Blue Zones Project designates places across the world as areas where people tend to live longer thanks to access to healthy food and places to be active.

A Blue Zones Project team will be in the area Tuesday and Wednesday to complete a health assessment.

The initial review will decide whether Northwest Arkansas is the right fit for the Blue Zones Project.

“If that’s to occur in Northwest Arkansas, it’s really going to take a fantastic, collaborative approach involving our school, our work places, our healthcare systems,” said Rob Smith with the Northwest Arkansas Council.

You can join the council in learning more about the blue zones project Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites on Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers.

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