You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our July edition — themed Live Long and Prosper — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"We often try to add more years to our lives – usually by eating more couscous and broccoli, smoking and drinking less, and running in the rain. But can death reliably be warded off with kale? Or are there better ways to lengthen your life?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Matt Walker: Sleep is your superpower
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body.
Susan Pinker: The secret to living longer may be your social life
The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy.
Roger Frampton: Why Sitting Down Destroys You
Fitness expert Roger Frampton, discusses how chairs are your enemy, how attitudes towards exercise are flawed and suggests an alternative way to look at how our bodies can become strong and agile.
RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 25 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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