Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Hello, and welcome to week three of Strategies for Successful Ageing. This week is focused on staying healthy as you age. I’ll be joined by a number of academics from Trinity College, Dublin who are leading research on how physical activity, nutrition, and mental stimulation affect health. We’ll also be joined by Professor Ian Robertson, a leader in brain health, who will discuss healthy ageing and what the term means. Dr. Orna Donoghue will explain why walking matters, and how cities and towns can encourage active ageing by adjusting signal timing, and, together with Age Friendly Ireland, a national organisation, will explain what age-friendly environments are, and provide you with resources to audit your own community. We’ll also turn to nutrition. Dr.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds Maria O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Connor will answer your most pressing questions about nutrition and about fitness because, of course, we are surrounded by mixed messages every day. And we will want to know, what do you want to know with respect to physical activity and nutrition? Professor Sabina Brennan will lead us through the Hello Brain challenge and present tools for building cognitive reserve. And, finally, Professor Fiona Newell will explain how our senses shift as we age and tell us the good news around multi-sensory perception in ageing.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds By the close of this week, you will have a better understanding of how physical fitness, nutrition, and mental stimulation work together for improved health, and you will be empowered by a number of tools and resources which will allow you to choose healthy behaviours and advance your own successful ageing. Enjoy.
Week 3: Strategies for being healthy
Looking after your physical health is very important for successful ageing, but we are bombarded with so many different suggestions that it can be difficult to know where to start. By the end of this week, you will have strategies for better physical health and nutrition from academics at the forefront of health and ageing research.
- Professor Rose Anne Kenny talks with Professor of Psychology Ian Robertson about what ‘healthy’ ageing is and why it is important for successful ageing.
- Head of Physiotherapy Juliette Hussey looks at exercise for successful ageing – how much you should do – and strategies for increasing exercise in your daily life.
- Our expert on walking Dr Orna Donoghue will answer why walking is the new ‘wonder drug’ for older adults.
- Associate Professor in Human Nutrition Maria O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Connor will be exploring nutrition for healthy ageing, strength training, and how to increase protein in your diet.
- Research Assistant Professor in Psychology Sabina Brennan is back with practical tips for improving your brain health, and why this is so important for successful ageing.
- Age Friendly Ireland will discuss the impact your environment has on successful ageing, and what you can do to improve the places where you live, work and play.
- Professor in Psychology Fiona Newell looks at improving your multisensory and spatial abilities.
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