Hello Age Disruptor! I am Zora, a 50+ gerontologist, nomad and podcast host of the Hack My Age podcast, focusing on biohacking for women over 50. A gerontologist is someone who studies aging from a biological, sociological and psychological perspective. We know that healthy aging is not only about diet and exercise. It’s so much more. We look at the whole life course and experiences that occur during this lifetime to see how it affects the aging process.
I am on a mission to disrupt ageist stereotypes so women in their 50s, 60s and 70s no longer need to say “60 is the new 40” and just show how amazing 60 looks and feels like.
As a nomad and expat I have traveled to over 50 countries, lived in 8, and speak 6 languages. I am founder of the website HackMyAge.com, the Hack My Age podcast, and author of the Longevity Master Plan and cookbook Eating For Longevity. My social media and podcast following reaches over 100,000 people and is growing quickly. I am also a member of the Gerontological Society of America.
I received a Masters of Gerontology at the prestigious research based University of Southern California. I am also a certified sports nutrition coach, completed the Menopause for Athletes program by Dr. Stacy Sims, and am a certified Oxygen Advantage Advanced Breathing Instructor.
Why am I so passionate about aging? I lost both my parents at a young age. My mom to breast cancer and dad to heart disease. In my research to try and avoid what I thought was my fate, I found out that we all have a lot more power over aging and disease than we thought.
I am interested in evidence-based techniques that slow the aging process to defy our age and I travel the world looking for clues. I believe in the five pillars (and one bonus!) to slow aging – sleep and stress management, proper nutrition, daily movement, and learning. The learning is about mental and emotional wellbeing, purpose in life and nurturing your social networks. The bonus pillar is BEAUTIFY – all the beauty secrets I have learned during my extensive travels over my lifetime compiled in one place for you. You can join me on your journey to hack your age wth the Longevity Master Plan, a book and downloadable program to guide you through the 5 pillars of aging in a simple and easy to use format.
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, healthy 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 lower our risk of lifestyle diseases and to increase our healthspan.
Believe it or not, YOUR GENES CAN BE TURNED ON AND OFF to slow down aging.
I empower the modern woman to taking aging in their own hands, slow it down or embrace it by sharing the secrets of longevity I learn from aging populations around the world. We all have the capacity for a younger biological age. Become the BEST version of yourself.
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