Have you heard about the latest research in longevity? Maybe you know about epigenetics? Or about the Blue Zones?
Epigenetics is the science of our DNA that has proven lifestyle choices are more impactful on our health than our genetics. Yep, it’s true. All the latest studies point to the increasingly proven fact that between 80 & 95% of all disease (different research, somewhat different results) are caused by the choices we make vis a vis food, exercise, forgiveness, creativity and how much we laugh! Take a minute and digest that. 80-95% of ALL DISEASE is avoidable. The power is yours.
Then there are the Blue Zones and the work of Dan Buettner. Dan was commissioned in 2002 by National Geographic to travel the world and find those areas in which people had the longest lifespans and why. Dan assembled teams of demographers, epidemiologists, sociologists, and other scientists and away they went.
Some 14 years later, he has identified five spots where people live the longest and healthiest with a compelling body of evidence that supports epigenetics… that achieving a lifespan that is ten years longer (on average) with a much greater chance of reaching 100+ is fully achievable and in your control.
While this information is thrilling, it is also a bit daunting. You mean to tell me that I am responsible for my health? Even though my family members succumbed to (cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc.), that I don’t have to? Are you saying that what I eat, with whom I hang out, the way I move (or don’t) move my body actually makes a difference in my health & well-being?
Yes, that is exactly what this research is saying. In the next few months we’re going to be exploring the latest research and strategies you can employ that will empower and, I hope, inspire you to take control of your health – mind, body and spirit.
We’ll cover the Blue Zones and what it means to lead a Blue Zone life. We’ll also explore the science of Neurplasticity that details how memories are made (hint… repetition, repetition, repetition!) We’ll learn more about Epigenetics, the science that explains how genes for disease actually get “activated” (or not) by our lifestyle choices. We’ll also delve into the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and show how all of the above research dovetails with each other, creating a road map to health and wellness.
Be a Savvy Senior. Recognize that you have the power to create a healthy, happy and meaningful extended lifespan