Do you want to live to 100? That's the goal of Mark Barnes, co-author of Hacking Life After 50: 10 Ways to Beat Father Time and Live a Long, Healthy, Joy-Filled Life. He’s a longtime educator, entrepreneur, and not only does he hope to live past 100, he wants to bring anyone interested along for the ride.
Mark is our guest on the Lean to the Left podcast, and his episode will stream on YouTube and podcast audio channels on Thursday, September 7, so mark your calendar and check it out. On the show, he talks about basic steps that can be followed to improve health and joyfulness as we age, including fending off dementia, including Alzheimer's.
Here are some additional questions we cover in the show:
So you’re trying to beat father time and live to or past 100. So, what exactly is Hacking Life After 50 and why would anyone want to do it?Your parents both lived into their 90s, right? What were they like? Is that where you got the idea for this book?You state clearly in the book that you and your co-author, James Sturtevant, are not doctors or a nutritionists; you're educators. Why should anyone take your advice?So how can people live to 100 and outperform people half their age?What is Momentum Mindset and what role does it play in living a long, healthy, joy-filled life?Apart from strength training, you share some pretty simple strategies around movement. Talk about how these basic movements impact longevity.Speaking of strength training, you say anyone--even people in their 80s and 90s--can do it. How is this possible?You advise After 50s to Master Meal Planning. Isn't this just a fancy name for another fad diet?Nurturing the mind and soul seems abstract; how does this work?In the book, you claim to have cured your own insomnia. How did you do it?One of your hacks for health and longevity is just called "Dabble." What’s that?.Every chapter has a What-You-Can-Do-Tomorrow feature. If you have to choose just one of these, which one can listeners do right now to improve physical or mental well-being?Where can people find your book and how can they reach out to you?
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