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"We evolved to be physically active. But most of us avoid physical activity."

The Active Grandparents Hypothesis

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

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"We evolved from #apes and apes are couch potatoes."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

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#evolution #hominin #anthropology #physiology
"Your average hunter-gatherer walks from New York to LA every year."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

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"All my friends are dying.",
I realized as I lay on the floor contemplating how to live to 100.

I am dramatic
and obsessed with longevity.
Dramatically obsessed with #healthspan
not #lifespan.

I'm on a quest to live well for a century.

Here's the problem:
🧵
#ship30for30
The problem:
I have no idea what health actually means.

Do we eat meat or not?
Does dairy actually cause cancer?
What about mercury in fish?
Is coffee good or bad?

There's too much conflicting information,
too many buzzwords
and @instagram was making it worse.

#Tweet100
Frustrated, I decided to look at the places where people DID live to 100.
At least I could begin there. These places are called @BlueZones.

Dan Buettner's work studies the world's longest-lived populations and finds best practices.

Turns out, there are only 5 blue zones:
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1/ What if we could cure most of the world’s leading causes of death?

Companies are already working to treat chronic illnesses, from cancer to heart disease and even dementia, by targeting ageing itself.

#Longevity #Biotech is the next big wave of medicine. Join the movement.
2/ Slowing the rate of aging has massive medical & financial benefits.

"Using a model of future health and spending in the USA, the effect of delayed aging resulting in 2.2 years add. life expectancy would yield US$7 trillion in savings over 50 years."

cell.com/trends/biotech…
3/ The scientific case for aging has quickly gained credibility as pioneering companies make headway to solve aging.

The field of longevity biotech has attracted a growing wave of #investment.

Billions of #funding have already been put into early companies in this sector.
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2) Zoom capped us at 100. Sorry. Anyone know how to let more in? HK, Norway, Belgium, Bolivia, Argentina ....
3) says it all
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