This week we speak with passionate wife, mother and grandmother, Robyn Everingham, who has made the commitment to being a ‘Super Alive Centenarian’. She’s been researching, exploring and trying out ways to improve her physical and cognitive health with apps and tech. And today we talk about her journey and very personal lessons learned along the way about measuring key health metrics, being curious in her use of health apps; and having a good attitude to her health and longevity. Here's some key points in our conversation.
Please note, you can listen to this show as a podcast, but it is also available to watch on Youtube!
3.20 Tell us about your curiosity and your sense of purpose. Robyn talks about her journey to prioritise personal development in every stage of life.
3.51 Life is about squeezing the juice out at every angle according to Robyn
4.20 Robyn wants to live to 100. She talks about why she believes she can and what she’s doing to achieve this. And we find out WHY Robyn wants this.
5.45 Robyn’s three keys to enable her to live to 100 and talks about her passion for fitness and hiking
6.00 passion for hiking around the world, and her favourite trails in the US and the UK, including her recent trip to the UK hiking.
7.10 Robyn discusses what led her to wanting to understand longevity better
7.20 How she got into riding on Peloton, and the competitiveness and inspirational community she sees on the Peloton app that keeps her hungry.
9.15 Her husband’s health scare and atrial fibrillation and how they have led her on a journey to better monitor heart health metrics, and what she’s learned personally about it over time.
10.00 What is atrial fibrillation and what has Robyn learned about measuring and monitoring as the partner of someone who suffers it.
11.15 Heart rate variability (HRV) and measurement, what it is and how to measure it in real life and why Robyn monitors that for her own health.
12.25 Her own learnings about HRV and stress and keeping her system in homeostasis.
14.50 Her experience with intermittent fasting.
15.30 Robyn is concerned about strength as she ages. And she tells us what she does regularly to try and prevent a decline in her strength and fitness. She also talks about the differences between hers and her husband’s health programs.
17.40 What does Robyn do for cognitive health. She discussed why she chose Lumosity to test out as an app and how she’s used it to improve her problem solving skills. You can read more about this on this article on Robyn’s blog Age with Attitude here.
20.00 We discuss how long Robyn has been working on her health and longevity and trying out tech.
20.44 The things she’s learned form others and international markets about the use of functional health tech globally, and her real experience of monitoring her own numbers.
21.20 What does Robyn measure regularly? HRV, VO2 Max, Body Composition and what is she learning.
23.25 - Our Fast Five!
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How to Have an Epic Retirement is now in bookstores
It’s been an exciting week. This week we’ve sold Amazon Australia out of books! The team at Hachette assure me they’ll be back in stock within days though. And in the meantime, you can place your order through Booktopia here or pick up a copy at any major bookseller, including Big W, Collins, QBD, Dymocks, Harry Harthogs and many other stockists which you can see on my website here.
Find out more about How to Have an Epic Retirement, the book, here.
THIS WEEK’S EPIC RETIREMENT NEWSLETTER - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY’S SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ARTICLE
Can you afford to retire now?
Whether you’re coming up to retirement or envisioning it in your distant future, the prospect can be daunting – often due to one issue: money.
As we approach the years when retirement is the logical next step, the question on everyone’s mind is, “can I afford to retire now?” I’m going to take a deep dive into how we answer that question, as individuals, because the decision is a personal one that requires you to think about and understand the crucial aspects of retirement readiness.
Read the whole article here in the Money Section of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Brisbane Times.
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I’m super-keen to tell real stories of people living their own epic retirements. If you have a story to tell, please reach out. I’d love to chat.
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Media coverage of How to Have an Epic Retirement
I’ve been battling to keep up with the posting of stories that have been in the media in the last week or two about How to Have an Epic Retirement. I have truly been blessed with the most enormous media interest. Many thanks to all the media who have talked about the book.
If you’d like to listen to some of the radio shows that have featured the book, or see our appearance on the Today Extra, or read the excerpt that featured in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, simply visit our website here. I’ll keep adding stories and clips as they come in.