Well aged? What You Need to Know About Longevity
US President Joe Biden has announced running for re-election in 2024, which, if he is successful would have him starting his term at age 82. What comes to your mind when thinking of longevity? Long life? Fountain of Youth? Aging? We asked wellness expert Celine Vadam, Founder and CEO of WE(i) Think.
Looking at definitions, longevity incorporates the concepts of durability and quality. Meaning living a long life is not enough, this life needs to be lived well and in good health.
In its latest magazine, WE(i) Think explore the topic of Longevity. In the main article, we learn about biological age. Is that different than your chronological age? It can be! Your biological age is referring to how old your cells and tissues are based on physiological evidence, while your chronological age indicated the number of years you've been alive so far. Spoiler alert: your biological age can be younger than your chronological age if you are healthy… or older if you are not.
What shall we do to be healthy (and biologically young)? We probably all know the answer to that: move well, sleep well, and eat well. Why is nutrition so important? Because everything happens in the gut! Not only does it is home to 70% of the cells making up our immune system, but it is also directly connected to our brain and emotions, being responsible for our mental, physical, and emotional health. Worth taking care of!
I hear you, although we know what to do to live a long and healthy life, we do not necessarily put all our knowledge into action. Some has to do with paradigm and awareness, and that’s something maybe for another article or you can have a look at Retrouv’I workshop on the topic. But one thing that you might want to look at and which is also one of the wisdom from the Blue Zones (areas of the world where people live the longest) is your environment: your home, your work, your social network, your community. Making the healthy choice the easy choice is the way to set yourself up for success.
And this is also the approach that can be implemented in hospitality ventures to support guests and employees in their wellness journey. WE(i) Think’s article actually includes interviews from Clinique La Prairie, Six Senses, Chiva Som, and Fusion Hotel Group if you want to get some inspiration on how to include longevity principles in your property or business. Keep it fun, simple, and accessible to everyone.
5 Key Takeaways on Longevity for Hoteliers
We live longer but sicker. Longevity is about a long and free-of-disease life.
Your chronological age and your biological age can be different – for better or worse.
Your gut is a power place! Take care of it: move, sleep, and socialize.
Your environment is a key factor of success for a healthy and long life.
Hotels of all categories, sizes, shapes, locations, can implement longevity principles to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice.
Celine Vadam is passionate about wellness and her goal is to help people live healthier, longer, and happier lives. As the founder & CEO of WE(i) Think, she spends her days working on a range of hospitality projects from initial development stages to operations and asset management, implementing wellbeing concepts from light to holistic, and liaising with the top brands in the industry, including in the health/integrative field. Celine is also a certified Health Coach, yoga teacher, and energy healer!