Can You Really Live to 150 Years Old? | Dr. Mark Hyman

Can You Really Live to 150 Years Old? | Dr. Mark Hyman

By Ten Percent Happier

Everyone from the Buddha to the Stoics have exhorted us to remember that we’re going to die. So what are we to make of Dr. Mark Hyman? He’s a physician and a student of Buddhism who is just out with a new book, called, “Young Forever.” In it, he argues that your biological age can be reversed even as you grow chronologically older. So we decided to have him on, learn about his approach, and gently grill him on some of the things that made us most skeptical. 

This is the second part of our new six-part series, Get Fit Sanely series, where we are trying to help you to make sense of the noise around getting fit–and to do so without losing your mind.

A little bit more about Dr. Hyman: He is a practicing family physician, the Founder and Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and a  fifteen-time New York Times best-selling author. He also has his own podcast, called The Doctor’s Farmacy.

In this episode we talk about:

Whether there’s a tension between Mark’s approach and BuddhismWhether it’s realistic for people alive today to think that we could make it to 150 or 200 years oldMark’s contention that he is in better shape at 63 than he was at 40His take on intuitive eatingHis top line recommendations on exerciseThe benefits of cuddlingHis response to critiques of functional medicineWhether his longevity routine is something regular people can doThe research on cold plunges and saunasHis advice on alcohol

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