Being successful today means you have to look and feel vital, young and fit. While the share of elderly people in western societies is steadily growing, they are increasingly seen and treated as a burden. Through the films in this series we examine the paradox of ageing: everyone wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old.
Follow five seniors who defy all stereotypes about being old. They are wrinkly, funny and energetic, and have only one goal: to compete in the track and field World Masters Championships. Q&A with Dr Marielle Emmelot-Vonk (Geriatrics, UMC Utrecht). Is feeling young and healthy just a state of mind?
This programme is powered by the Vitality Academy, which aims to offer internationally acknowledged education on vitality topics such as physical and mental health status and health behavior, sports and physical activity. The Vitality Academy is part of a strategic alliance between Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology and University Medical Centre Utrecht.
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Jan Tenhaven Duur:
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