Breaking the Age Code – Dr. Becca Levy
The Not Old Better Show, Science of Aging Interview Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show will give you some aging insights to live longer and more joyfully.
Sometimes life isn’t so joyful, and we’ve all had moments of frustration when we can’t remember someone’s name or where we put the car keys. If this happens to you and you’re 25, you shrug it off as a temporary lapse of memory. If you’re over 60, like so many in our Not Old Better Show audience, you likely label it as a ‘senior moment” and start to question your cognitive abilities.
According to our guest today, Yale Professor Becca Levy, Ph.D. and author of the new book, Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live, labeling this a ‘senior moment’ is an example of an ageist belief. Dr. Levy tells us today these “moments of forgetfulness can happen at any age.
Sometimes memory simply short circuits and it happens to everyone.”
People’s beliefs about aging have a profound impact on their health, influencing everything from their memory and sensory perceptions to how well they walk, how fully they recover from disabling illness, and how long they live, including where they live, and interestingly enough, living in Japan, of all places has some real aging and longevity benefits.
We are talking aging today with Becca Levy and know right out of the gate that age, according to our audience and Dr. Levy is not seen as a negative experience, characterized by terms such as decrepit, incompetent, dependent, and senile. Join us today to learn about when our views are positive we are more likely to be active and resilient and to have a stronger will to live joyfully.
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, Dr. Becca Levy.
My thanks today to Dr. Becca Levy for her generous reading, her expertise, and research, and her new book, ‘Breaking the Age Code,’ available HERE on Apple Books. We’ll have links in the show notes to Dr. Levy and her new book…please check it out at NotOld-Better.com. My thanks to you our wonderful audience of The Not Old Better Show. Please be well, be safe, let’s have those positive age beliefs as Dr. Levy suggests, and let’s talk about better…the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m already looking forward to our next show…have a great week and thanks, everybody.