Dr Attia - Approach to human longevity

Discussion in 'Masters (50+ years old)' started by Taranenko74, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Taranenko74

    Taranenko74 Double-Digit Post Count

    Just posted this on DJ -forum, but guess you guys might be interested too:

    Dr Peter Attia speaks about longevity and health, very deep and analytic, engineered presentation. I found this interesting:

    https://youtu.be/vDFxdkck354

    1h15min - pls be prepared

    Some insights on presentation:

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    Health =
    - mind (cognitive)
    * executive function
    * processing speed
    * short term memory
    - body
    * maintenance of muscle mass
    * functional movement, especially hip hinge
    * freedom from pain
    - distress tolerance
    - sense of purpose, social support

    Tactics = What To Do

    The most important 4 items:

    1. Nutrition
    - carbs so that avg glucose level stays "low" and std deviation minimized
    - protein just barely positive balance, not too much, not too low
    - fat: just balance

    2. Exercise Physiology
    - strength training quite heavy, heavy hip hinge compound movements (Note! If you don't like training - do only this!)
    - interval/aerobic training (if you like)

    3. Sleep Phys.

    4. Teqhniques for distress tolerance

    Additional items (just mentioned no deep insight)

    (5) Endocrine System
    (6) Supplements
    (7) Drugs
    (8) Harmful behavior

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    Everything is "simple" and makes sense. I was positively surprised he highlighted relatively heavy resistance training with compound hip hinge movements (Sq, Dl etc). He even stated "if you don't like training, at least do this!" which I think is clever idea. "Then if you have time and interest, you may perform some aerobic stuff..." Traditionally aerobic / cardiovascular training was recommended first and foremost. I'm glad to see this change.
     
  2. wespom9

    wespom9 More than 500 posts Certified Instructor

    I will have to give this a listen. Love his new podcast, it is an absolute treasure trove of health information. Thanks for the share!
     
  3. Anna C

    Anna C More than 5000 posts Elite Certified Instructor

    This was a really fascinating talk. Thanks for the share!
     

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