Dec 28, 2022
We've all heard the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." But what if that wasn't true? What if there was an alternative approach to growing old? What if instead of succumbing to the limitations of aging, we could go through old age like an athlete?
In this final episode of 2022, we are honored to welcome the incomparable Steven Kotler to Geeks Geezers and Googlization.
Many people believe that our physical abilities decline steadily with age. Steven says, forget that b***s***. It’s all in your head. Yes, it is true that the older we get, our bodies betray us, from memory loss to stiff joints. Fortunately, there is a growing body of research in embodied cognition, flow science, and network neuroscience that reveals a much different pathway to aging, where we are actually able to retain up to 70% of our physical abilities well into later life. This means that with the proper training and lifestyle choices, we can stay fit and healthy and learn to do what was once thought impossible after 50.
A New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, 2X Pulitzer Prize nominee, Steven has been studying human performance for thirty years, and taught hundreds of thousands of people at all skill levels, age groups, and walks of life, how to achieve peak performance. Steven is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. His impressive accomplishments in writing and research make him a very special guest for us today.
His latest book, Gnar Country, is the chronicle of his experience pushing his own aging body past preconceived limits. It’s a book about goals, grit, progression, growing old and staying rad.
So whether it’s hurtling down a mountain side, running your first 10K race, or taking your career to new heights, it’s never too late for a new challenge. Tune in as Steven helps us defy our long-held assumptions about age and peak performance and explore the frontiers of human possibility.
Who should attend: Any one who plans to get older and wants to live a more active, healthier lifestyle.
Remember: Stretch but don’t snap!
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