Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel’s research shows that the length and health of one’s telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free).
Apply to host your own program on IWD! This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change, though programs do not necessarily have to fit with this theme. All local women are encouraged to apply. No experience is necessary, and new program hosts will be paired with a production mentor. See page for application!
This past Sunday, January 1, the Vikings played the last game of their season in their new, billion-dollar stadium. Early in the game, two people climbed out on a roof truss and lowered themselves on ropes above the crowd.