Dr. Dana Gefen Doron, consultant in physical medicine and rehabilitation and Director of the spasticity clinic at the Reuth Tel Aviv Rehabilitation Hospital, will speak about Healthy Longevity and What does it take to get it?
Healthy Longevity – What does it take?
The average baby born in 1900 lived to be about 50 years old. The current life expectancy of people in the United States is nearly 80 years on average.
Lifespans have indeed increased dramatically over the last century – and are expected to increase more and more as medicine and technology advance. This reality creates new opportunities but also new challenges for the aging population.
Mainly, it’s less about IF we age, and more about HOW we age.
We all want to be able to enjoy the added years, maintain our health and independence. What can we do to better our odds?
- Genetics account for a maximum of 30% of life expectancy and health.
- The rest comes from behaviors, attitudes, environment, and a little bit of luck.
- The basics are lifestyle choices – exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress levels and social interaction.
But how can we tell if a certain habit or behavior is best for us? And what technologies or medications can better support us throughout the years?
Our talk will review cutting edge technologies and protocols for healthy longevity as well as personalization tips to live a healthy, long life.
We will also focus on brain and mental conditions that hinder or contribute to brain longevity.