Tag Archives: age

How to live to be 100+

Dan Buettner, a National Geographic writer and explorer, has travelled the world to discover the secrets to living a long and happy life.  Dan Buettner teamed up with the National Geographic and the American National Institute on Aging to find areas of the world which demonstrated remarkable longevity so that we can learn from these vitality “hotspots” what the inhabitants of these areas do differently. These areas have been named Blue Zones and have become the subjects of Dan’s two best-selling books, The Blue Zones and Thrive, which uncover the well-being and happiness secrets of these remarkable people.

The Danish Twin Study has demonstrated that only about 10 percent of how long an average person lives is dictated by genes. The other 90 percent is dictated by lifestyle so the Blue Zones study was an attempt to find a formula for the optimal lifestyle for longevity.  It is actually very hard to live to 100+… Read the rest...

Mattering never stops mattering whatever your age

This article from The Good Life Blog in Pyschology Today was written by Christopher Peterson, who was a professor of psychology and organizational studies and former director of clinical training.at the University of Michigan.  He held the appointment of Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, in recognition of his contributions to teaching. Peterson was among the 100 most widely cited psychologists in the world. He died at a tragically young age last year and according to all who knew him he mattered a lot to many people.  His book Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections in Positive Psychology which is a compilation of his articles  from The Good Life Blog in Pyschology Today is well worth reading.

How Old Is Old?

Mattering never stops mattering.

 

Published on May 30, 2011 by Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. in The Good Life

I hope I die before I get old.

- “My Generation” by The Who (1965)

I recently led a workshop for mental… Read the rest...

Why do we age and what we can do to avoid it?

If we can be happy at any age is it worthwhile trying to avoid ageing?  Is ageing something we can simply fix? Aubrey de Grey makes an impassioned plea for ending the ageing process. Watch his TED talk and decide if you agree with his provocative stance on ageing.

Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end ageing

Posted by Shona Lockhart on 6th May 2013

 

 

 

 

Jane Fonda – Life’s third act

The longevity revolution: within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives. Her TEDx talk looks at the third act of life and asks how can we be happy in the last 30 years of our life.