These TEDx talks discuss ageing and longevity, explaining the facts behind living longer, healthier lives through insightful discussions on habits, genetics, and cellular health.
The secret to living longer may be your social life | Susan Pinker
In Blue Zones, where people live remarkably longer, TEDx speaker Susan Pinker explores a key secret: strong social connections. Giuseppe, a 102-year-old Sardinian, attributes his longevity to a tight-knit community. Scientific studies confirm this; strong social ties promote a longer life by fostering joy and wellness. Engaging with loved ones, joining clubs, volunteering, or using technology to bridge distances all contribute to these connections. Building and nurturing social bonds are akin to health superpowers.
This TEDx showcases the significance of fostering such ties, emphasizing that these relationships are important to extended and healthier lives and encouraging us all to prioritize and cultivate them in our daily lives.
Is Aging Reversible? A Scientific Look with David Sinclair | David Sinclair
He studies ageing and says it happens because of something called the 'epigenome,' which controls how our bodies age. Sinclair has found ways to fix this damage and make us younger. He talks about proteins called 'sirtuins' that act like doctors fixing our cells. Eating grapes, nuts, or supplements can turn these 'sirtuins' on. He was successful in reversing age in mice using 'Yamanaka factors'. Though more research is needed, Sinclair is hopeful we'll live longer.
Ageing, Longevity and its Future. | Darshit Patel
In this TEDX talk, Darshit Patel explains ageing and how we might turn back time! He says 70% of ageing is because of how we live. There are nine things causing ageing, and scientists are finding ways to fix them. They're using cool stuff like NAD boosters and gene editing to make us young again. It's like having the power to reverse age-related problems. But there are worries about fairness and ethics. What if some people get younger and others don't? Patel wants us to think about this and get ready for a future where people might live longer. Get ready to think about what growing older might mean.
How to live to be 100+ - Dan Buettner
The TEDx Talk explores the secrets to living a long and healthy life, drawing insights from the "Blue Zones" - regions where people live exceptionally long lives.
Living long and healthy is like a special recipe. In "Blue Zones," where people live longer, they move by doing daily tasks, relaxing with loved ones, eating lots of plants, and drinking alcohol moderately. They prioritize family, find a purpose, live in healthy places, and have positive friends for a happy life. By adopting these habits, even without moving to a blue zone, you can increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.
The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn
This TEDX talk explores the fascinating world of telomeres, the caps at the ends of our chromosomes that protect our genetic material. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist, delves into her research on these tiny structures and their impact on ageing and health.
She found a special enzyme called telomerase in an organism that doesn't age like us. Short telomeres can make us sick, but good habits like managing stress, staying connected and eating well help.
Dr. Blackburn tells us how these things affect our cells. Understanding this helps us stay healthy and avoid getting sick. Her research teaches us to be curious about growing older and building communities to stay healthy together.