People tend to think that nothing is to be done about ageing. However, the manner and speed of aging is flexible, in which our environment plays an important role. Aging is the result of a mismatch between ‘old’ genes and ‘modern’ setting. It’s in our genes to want to eat much and to save our energy. This behaviour used to be beneficial to our survival, but nowadays it provides many aging problems.
On 22 November 2013 David van Bodegom gave a presentation ‘Be smarter than your genes to stay healthy while aging’ at TEDxLeiden.