If you are over the age of 40 and even remotely interested in your health, the algorithm is very likely serving you up a steady stream of supplements, meal plans, and exercise regimens that all promise to stave off the inevitable. Enter the term longevity, which seems to be on everybody’s lips these days—especially as news of life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped to 76.4 years, the shortest it’s been in nearly two decades. Once the province of certain Silicon Valley masters of the universe biohacking their way to immortality, living a longer, healthier life is well within everyone’s reach, asserts Peter Attia, MD, author of new book Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity—and it has little to do with going to the doctor. “Longevity as a concept is really only meaningful to the extent that we are defying and avoiding all the contributors of decline—physical, cognitive, emotional—simultaneously,” says Attia, who kicks off our new “The Life You Want” Class on the subject with Oprah and an audience of select Oprah Daily Insiders at Oprah Daily’s headquarters in New York City.
Watch it, and then explore our entire longevity guide here. In it, we tackle: the difference between health span and life span, moves you can make to enjoy life longer (hint: it’s all about training like a decathlete), how to reverse age your skin (yup, it’s possible), and the latest research on female brain health. Plus, we’ve got secrets that help your relationship go the distance, wardrobe essentials that will never go out of style, and more.
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Bethany Heitman has spent 15 years producing content for women; she is the former editor-in-chief of PeopleStyle and has held senior leadership positions at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York