What it Really Takes to Live to 100 with Marta Zaraska


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Episode Summary

Most people believe that optimal health and longevity are determined by traditional healthy habits: good nutrition, consistent exercise routines, and quality sleep night-after-night.

However, what if I told you there are a few other factors that make a dramatically bigger impact on your ability to live well into old age?

In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Marta Zaraska, author of Growing Young, about how friendship, optimism and kindness can change your life in ways you never imagined.


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  3. UCAN [Save 20% with code MIRACLE]
  4. BetterHelp [Get 10% off your first month with code 5AM]
  5. Zaraska.com [Marta’s website]
  6. Growing Young [Book by Marta Zaraska]
  7. Meathooked [Book by Marta Zaraska]


Marta Zaraska

Marta Zaraska is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Atlantic, and more.

Her first book, Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million Year Obsession with Meat, was chosen by the journal Nature as one of “the best science picks” in 2016.

Her second book, a Globe and Mail bestseller, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 is a research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will keep us living longer than any fitness tracker or superfood.

Marta’s articles and books have been turned into TV programs and reprinted around the globe. She has also given a TEDx talk at Bocconi University in Milan, and has been featured as an expert in several documentary films.

She has visited over 80 countries around the world and lived in six of them. She has reported from Rwanda, DR Congo, Nicaragua, India, Togo, Cameroon, and many others. She lives in a tiny French village with her husband and daughter.

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