Resources for Longevity Lectures

NOTE: You can access recordings of any of the lectures on this page on Chilmark Public Library’s Vimeo site.

Lecture #6: Stress, Sleep, and Recovery

Click here for a PDF of the lecture slides

A recording of this lecture is available on Vimeo.

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Additional resources: 

Why We Sleep,” by Matthew Walker
Deep Health Questionnaire: a handy way to assess how you’re doing in the 6 dimensions of Deep Health.
Stress and Recovery Questionnaire: An excellent way to assess your overall stress and recovery profile from a Deep Health perspective.
Sleep and Recovery Ideas: a list of ideas and practices for getting a good night’s sleep and better recovery, from Precision Nutrition.
The Flourishing Scale: a brief, 8-item measure of one’s psycho-emotional well-being.

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Lecture #5: Eating for Longevity: Transitioning to a more plant-based diet

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Additional resources:

Books by Dr. Michael Greger, MD
How Not to Age
How Not to Die
Greger’s website:
Sign up for Dr. Greger’s 4-part live webinar on “How Not to Age” here.

James Clear, “Atomic Habits

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Recipes from the lecture

Longevity Oats – a delicious and versatile breakfast, loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy fats
Four Bean Salad – a simple, quick and easy way to incorporate more beans into your daily diet

Lecture #4: Smart Body – Healthy Brain: movement for brain health

Click here for a PDF of the lecture slides

Click here to access a recording of this lecture (stored on Google Drive).
You can also watch the recorded lecture on Vimeo.

Here is the link for the book I mentioned early in the lecture: The Performance Cortex: How neuroscience is redefining athletic genius, by Zach Schonbrun (Penguin, 2018).

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Lecture #3: Training Your Balance

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Click here to view a video recording of the lecture (stored on Google Drive).

Here is the link for Jim Klopman’s book, Balance is Power

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Equipment for balance practice and mobility

Lecture #1: Longevity: A Start-Up Guide

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To view a recording of the first lecture (stored on Jim’s Google Drive), click here.

My Longevity Practice – worksheet


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Lecture #2: Mobility: Priming the Body for Movement

Click here for a PDF of the 2nd lecture’s slides.

To view a recording of the second lecture (stored on Google Drive), click here.

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Additional resources:

People I am reading and following


Book: Epiphaknee: A modern approach to knee osteoarthritis

From the website:

“Written by three internationally renowned pain and movement experts, this book serves as a personal guide for individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) and an indispensable resource for practitioners who treat them.

Based on recent scientific research and discoveries, this empowering book reveals the underlying factors that contribute to knee OA and provides guidance on treatment and recovery—including the three critical ingredients to recovery, the groundbreaking Protectometer tool, and how to design an exercise and management program. Discover a new approach to thinking about and treating knee OA.”

Contact info for my colleague Maria Noetzel:

Maria received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She has advanced clinical training and interests in vestibular and balance disorders, biomechanics of gait cycle, orthopedics and the neurophysiology of pain.

She can be reached at:

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Peter Attia, MD

Book: Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity


David Sinclair

Book: Lifespan: Why we age – and why we don’t have to

Podcast: Lifespan

Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Book: Built to Move: The 10 essential habits to help you move freely and live fully

James Clear

Book: Atomic Habits

Lisa Mosconi, PhD

Book: The XX Brain: The groundbreaking science empowering women to maximize cognitive health and prevent Alzheimer’s disease

TED talk: How Menopause Affects the Brain

Other Resources

Biometric / Health Tracking apps:

Whoop strap

Inside Tracker



Longevity Supplements

Novos – excellent source of information on the science of aging

Do Not Age – good source of high quality supplements

Please send me your contact information so I can let you know about future lectures. Thanks!