Life Extension and Longevity

Life extension1

21st century medicine focuses on wellness. 20th century on disease.

We’ve curated some of the most interesting content for life extension and longevity for you to check out, but before we start, see how your state ranks for population health within America’s Health Rankings.

Best Videos and Films on Longevity

Are you interested in finding out the secrets of the longest-lived and healthiest populations in the world? Over two years, filmmaker Jason Prall created a documentary series shot in over fifty locations in nine countries and on three continents. This series explores lifestyle, environmental, and physiological components to avoid chronic disease and increase healthspan in our modern world.

As you watch, remember that although the longest-lived people look physically old today, this may not be the case in the future.

  1. Scientist Daisy Robinton’s speech on whether we should pursue science to create longer, healthier and better lives.  (9 minutes)
  2. George Church, A Harvard geneticist’s goal: to protect humans from viruses, genetic diseases, and aging. (13 minutes)
  3. What Centenarians Can Tell Us About the Secret to Living Beyond 100 (29 minute free introduction)
  4. A Short  History of Living Longer How collective efforts doubled the lifespan of the human population in under a century. (PBS 4 episodes) by Steven Johnson
  5. Limitless (DisneyPlus), Chris Hemsworth explores ways to increase longevity. (6 episodes)
  6. Fable of the Dragon Tyrant, Swedish Philosophy professor Nick Bostrom’s analogy on the daily impact of death and aging on society.
  7. The Human Longevity Project, the nine episode online documentary film series that interviewed 24 elders from around the world. Episode 1 is free to watch.
    • Featuring interviews from premier scientists, physicians, healers, and health experts – along with real-world footage from around the globe, The Human Longevity Project examines the daily routines and lifestyle practices that range from preconception to geriatrics, with observational and scientific scrutiny. The Human Longevity Project attempts to  demonstrate the scientific recipe for a long, healthy life – and how to apply these lessons in our modern environment.
    • And yes, even though the website does push a bunch of Microbiome Labs supplements and has some questionable marketing, the documentary series is still worth watching.
    • At a minimum, read this eight point summary of episode 1

Best Books on Longevity

See our list of Recommended Reading for the best books on longevity and life extension.

Best Web Articles on Longevity

Here are some excellent articles on ideas to increase your lifespan and what that life might look like for you in the future. At a minimum, we suggest you read the first one.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 4

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *