Living Longer, Living Better

Living Longer, Living Better (UCSF Osher Mini Medical School). Americans are living longer and better. Even with the rise of obesity and related disease in the US, many of us are actively seeking ways to live more healthy lifestyles. This UCSF Osher Mini Medical School series explores steps we can take to promote our long-term health, including nutrition and exercise, the value of sleep, the importance of finding meaning, and healthy aging and aging mechanisms. (from

1. Sleep: The Forgotten Key to Health and Wellness
Explore measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better with Dr. Ellen Hughes who describes the need for sleep to achieve wellness and health.

2. The Gift of Story: The Art of Living Every Minute of Your Life
Explore measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better with Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, an early pioneer in the mind/body holistic health movement.

3. Energize Yourself, Stay Physically Active
Despite common knowledge that exercise is healthful, many American adults are not regularly active, and some are not active at all. Catherine Waters of the UCSF School of Nursing explores measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better by being physically active.

4. Chromosome Ends and Diseases of Aging
UCSF Professor Elizabeth Blackburn explores the effects of aging on a cellular level.

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