Growing Older, Living Younger 

Welcome to Growing Older, Living Younger

Growing Older, Living Younger (GOLY) will empower you to change your aging process at the cellular level, to feel vibrant, healthy and energetic as you age. Through the lens of epigenetic science, we will explore the small steps you can take on a daily basis, to change your aging trajectory and promote health span over lifespan.

New research reveals that what you think, how you move, what you eat, how you interact with others, stimulate your mind or challenge yourself, can modulate expression of your genes. You inherit your genetic blueprint from your parents. But you construct the person that you become.

The GOLY Roadmap to healthy aging is based on modulating gene expression through lifestyle changes in 7 core areas, as introduced in my book Growing Older, Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and the Art of Retiring Comfortably.

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049 Gary Rogers. I Won’t Retire till They Bury Me.

049 Gary Rogers. I Won’t Retire till They Bury Me.

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old” (George Burns)  “I Won’t retire till they bury me.“ (Gary Rogers) Today’s guest, Gary Rogers, exemplifies one who is “older but not old”. I met Gary at an online networking event about a year ago. I...

048 Maria Lucassen. Secrets for a Blissful Retirement

048 Maria Lucassen. Secrets for a Blissful Retirement

"I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself." (Walt Mossberg)  When I was contemplating early retirement from my hospital and university work,  like Walt Mossberg, I believe that...

046 Emma Auriemma-McKay: Your Home, Your Safe Place.

046 Emma Auriemma-McKay: Your Home, Your Safe Place.

"The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." (Maya Angelou)  “It’s like putting a puzzle together, arranging the pieces to make a perfect picture.” (Emma Auriemma-McKay) Several years ago, as retirement...

045 Chef Jen Peters: Gluten-free Tasty Baking

045 Chef Jen Peters: Gluten-free Tasty Baking

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods, and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts” (James Beard)  “She said to me you may have a gluten allergy. And I was like, “well, I'm a chef. I really can't. It’s just not convenient. I...

044  Jeanette Leardi:  Truths About Aging

044 Jeanette Leardi: Truths About Aging

 “Once you label me you negate me”. (Soren Kiekegard)  "If you’re alive, you’re aging. It’s as simple as that" (Jeanette Leardi) A number of recent episodes on Growing Older Living Younger have focused on  real and perceived judgments and...

043 Dr. Gaye Lang: Don’t Let Age or Ethnicity Stop You

043 Dr. Gaye Lang: Don’t Let Age or Ethnicity Stop You

 “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. “ (Jaqueline Woodson). “Don't let your age or ethnicity get in the way of your achievement. Your ethnicity is one of your assets and you are as...

042 Dr. Dilip Jeste: Wiser: The Scientific Basis of Wisdom

042 Dr. Dilip Jeste: Wiser: The Scientific Basis of Wisdom

 “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, Which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest, and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” (Confucius) But what is wisdom?   Today’s guest, Dr. Dilip Jeste, suggests that "wise people are...

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