Health Check Podcast: How to age well and achieve a lower biological age

Madam Mary Ho, also known as Grandma Mary, is now in her 80s and was playing the electric guitar at this 2018 Community Chest Charity TV Show. Our Health Check podcast episode discusses how scientists in the anti-ageing research field are studying th
Madam Mary Ho, also known as Grandma Mary, is now in her 80s and was playing the electric guitar at this 2018 Community Chest Charity TV Show. Our Health Check podcast episode discusses how scientists in the anti-ageing research field are studying this issue now.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Professor Brian Kennedy, director of the National University Health System Centre for Healthy Ageing.
Professor Brian Kennedy, director of the National University Health System Centre for Healthy Ageing.PHOTO: NUS MEDICINE

Health Check Ep 45: How to age well and achieve a lower biological age

19:44 mins

Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times. 

Some people seem to age very quickly and look older than their age, while others appear to age less rapidly. When we are young, we want to look and feel older than we are. When we are older, we want to look and feel young, though this means having to keep frailty and chronic diseases at bay.

Thankfully, scientists in the anti-ageing research field are busy studying how ageing can be delayed, so that people can stay healthy longer and, in the process, look better too.

ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks to Professor Brian Kennedy, director of the National University Health System Centre for Healthy Ageing, on what people can do to achieve a lower biological age and keep ageing at bay.

The anti-ageing expert calls ageing the "climate change of healthcare" as it is the largest risk factor for chronic illnesses like cardiovascular diseases. He adds that healthcare should be about preventive care and not just sick care.

Listen to Pt 2 of interview with Prof Kennedy on ageing well

Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Penelope Lee and Ernest Luis 

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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