Youth brain: How does your office view aging? | Dave Asprey


A lot of people think that taking care of
your skin or just wanting to look good is about either sexual attractiveness or it’s
about ego. It’s sometimes those things. But quite often, it’s something different. It has to do with wanting to be able to take
care of your family. Because people who look healthy, they get
paid more. This is just how it works. And there’s abundant evidence to do that. And I’ve seen this in Silicon Valley. We know, throughout all of, at least, North
America, that the length of time– this is actually studied– that a woman is considered
to be with executive presence lower than it is for men. Because somehow, guys can have wrinkles and
grey hair, and we look distinguished. But for some reason, that’s not the case with
women. That’s not cool. And it turns out– here’s a dirty secret–
it’s not that different. In Silicon Valley, guys over 45, do you know
what they start doing? They start dying their hair. Because it turns out that there is a culture
of youthfulness. And if you want to play in that game, whether
you’re a man or a woman, taking care of the way you look is important. It turns out also that, if you do it not with
artificial makeup and stuff like that, but you do it with the things that make you healthy,
guess what else happens. You don’t just look healthy. You actually can live longer. So how do you make your skin look better from
the inside out? One of the biggest things is regularly using
grassfed collagen protein. The studies that are out there that look at
how quickly mammals replace collagen in their tissues show that it takes seven years to
replace half the collagen that’s in your body. I’m on probably year 11 of eating collagen
on a regular basis. I think I’m doing pretty well for my age. I do a lot of other stuff too. But if you do this regularly, you see a difference. There are other things that are in Super Human,
like red light therapy. You couldn’t do red light therapy 10 years
ago, because they didn’t make red LEDs that were strong enough. It turns out there’s narrow frequencies of
light that cause a thickening of your skin that reduces fine lines. So we’re in this world where we can send a
signal from the environment around us into our skin and into our hair to make them thicker
and healthier, where we can eat things that cause our body to be able to make healthier
cells, healthier skin. And when you do that and you avoid the things
that cause inflammation, magic can happen. And there’s even a section in Super Human
on grey hair and on hair falling out, whether it’s in men or women. And it turns out there are things you can
do there. And it isn’t just one cause. It’s multiple causes. But since we know many of them– and there
are probably some we don’t even know yet– what if you were to say, I’m going to just
do all of the things that work? I’m going to take my zinc and my copper. I’m going to avoid eating too much fish that’s
high in mercury. I’m going to do things that control my cortisol,
my stress hormones, because all those either thin your hair or cause your hair to go grey. So instead of saying, I wonder which one I
have, why would you assume you have only one? You probably have some of all of them. So these are things that, when you do it for
your hair or your skin, all the other organs in your body that you can’t see are also going
to benefit. And end of the day, you are not only going
to look younger at work. Your brain is going to work better at work. And if you want executive presence, whether
you’re a man or woman, say something smart. And if you are 70 years old and doing that,
and people don’t even know that you’re 70, because they think you’re 50, because you
have amazing energy, but you have the wisdom and knowledge of an extra 20 years of experience,
you’re going to run circles around all the kids around you.

29 thoughts on “Youth brain: How does your office view aging? | Dave Asprey

  1. This guy is a good example of what happens when you take Big Think's previous advice to stop reading books.

  2. I was thinking "at least he looks okayfür 50+"… Well hees in his 40's…

    Privileged? Maybe. Narcisistic? Going byother interviews yes… Shallow/superficial? Yeah.
    The healthy lifestyle part is good advice… But the reasoning "to look beter" is idiotic. And of corse, what does he? He has a mens health company…

  3. The fact that Big Think brings this guy on makes them look extremely unprofessional. Asprey is a con artist. I think you’re doing your viewers a disservice. Please bring on actual experts. Thank you.

  4. Watch carefully kids, This right here is why we can't depends on grown ups for anything

  5. I mean I get what he’s saying but I don’t really see how he arrives at his conclusion. Have you ever gotten into an argument with someone from Vassar or (insert liberal arts school), this is that conversation, just after a smoking weed lol

  6. Nowhere in this video did he once discuss how one's office views aging. I honestly thought this was about how to organize your work space, the content I got though was pretty substance-less.

  7. I am 37 soon. And I care about my body. I work out, I take proteins, I work hard and I tend for my mom and dad. No lady, have ever said to me, that I am attractive. When you guys base a study, take into consideration cultures, countries and such so its not false marketing of something.

  8. there clearly is a link between healthy looks and managerial career progress …
    but that is true only because managerial performance isn't measured in actual results by the managers,
    rather by those, who do the actual work, regardless of what the manager does.
    As those , ho do the work will be overworked, they will die earlier …

    Yeah…

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