Hey there! I am Zora, in my 40s (nearly 50!), a mother of two teens, married to an incredible guy for over 20 years and digital nomad currently living in Hong Kong. I study aging and spent my lifetime reading books, blogs, interviewing, investigating and scouring over scientific studies on what makes us look and feel younger than our biological age. Why? I lost both my parents to breast cancer and heart disease at a young age and decided I must learn how to avoid what I thought was my destiny. In my research I found out that we all have a lot more power over this than we thought. This is why… as well as the fact that I am originally from Los Angeles, so this curiosity is embedded into my L.A. DNA!
I am interested in evidence-based techniques that slow the aging process to defy our age. I believe in the five pillars (and one bonus!) to decelerated aging – sleep and stress management, proper nutrition, daily movement, and learning. The bonus pillar is BEAUTIFY – all the beauty secrets I have learned during my extensive travels over the last 47 years to more than 50 different countries compiled in one place for you.
Everything we put inside and outside our bodies physically and mentally affect the aging process that is largely under our control. We start aging from the time we are born and there is no one-size-fits-all quick fix to youthful and happy aging.We may not be able to stop the aging process, but we can slow it down with the right techniques to reprogram our bodies to try to avoid lifestyle diseases and improve our healthspan.
Believe it or not, YOUR GENES CAN BE TURNED ON AND OFF to slow down the aging process.
Adept to an active and healthy way of life, I aim to stimulate, inspire and motivate you to celebrate life, increase your healthy and happy lifespan, make positive change and pursue a youthful outlook no matter what your age. We all have the capacity to look younger and feel younger than we are. I love moving outdoors, meeting new people, learning new languages and cooking and eating real food.
Hopefully the articles in the longevity pillars will create a spark and help you find solutions adapted to your life for a more youthful You and to be the BEST version of yourself.
Thank you for visiting this page. Please leave a comment about what you liked and topics you would enjoy seeing. More importantly, keep dreaming, keep learning and keep experimenting with your own mind and body to Defy Your Age!