Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep42 - How to Live Long & Die Short: Dr. Roger Landry

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How to live long and die short, strategies for successful aging, and how to maintain purpose and meaning in your life as you age with Dr. Roger Landry.
Air Date: 3/6/17
Duration: 37:51
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Roger Landry, MD
Dr. Roger LandryDr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, contributing author to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80, and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in the field of aging who partner with organizations to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth and Centers for Successful Aging.

Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.

He has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOX News, ABC and CBS as well as BBC, Growing Bolder, 2GB radio (Australia), and Radio Live and Tumeke FM (New Zealand).

Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging by publications such as Esquire Magazine, Los Angeles Daily News, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post, About.com –Assisted Living, Expert Beacon, eHow, ThirdAge, GRAND Magazine and MBLN. Dr. Landry is regularly featured in U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post (US/Canada), MindBodyGreen.com and The Good Men Project. His book, Live Long, Die Short, has been endorsed by AARP, is a Living Now Book Award Gold Medal Winner and was a 2014 Top Pick in MORE magazine.

Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years, keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, DC, after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific.

For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author.
  • Book Title: Live Long, Die Short
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/doctorroger
  • Guest Twitter Account: @livlongdieshort

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why it’s hard to get healthy and stay healthy.
  • How to start to get healthy by utilizing “Kaizen,” small continuous steps to change.
  • How to take a lifestyle inventory in these four areas: physical, mental, social, spiritual.
  • Ten tips for successful aging.
  • How to find meaning and purpose in your life.
  • Plus, more from Live Long, Die Short.

High Five Highlights:

  • What lit your spark and passion for preventative medicine and being one of our foremost educators for healthy aging? I was in the Air Force as a flight surgeon, and my job was to keep the crew healthy and at their best. That is preventative medicine, and that lit my spark. Most of our aging and disease is preventable with attention to lifestyle.
  • What’s your definition of a life well lived? That has to be defined by each individual, but finding meaning in purpose that is critical and using what we’ve learned to make the world a better place.
  • Dr. Landry, you’re in your early 70s now. Can you share with us your goals and plans to lead a fulfilling life in your 70s, 80s and 90s? Retirement is not even in my head, my goal is to continue to learn and continue to share my experience and at home to be memorable to my children and grandchildren.
  • Do you have a favorite quote you can share? “There is no try. There is do or don’t do.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life, the most important thing I’ve learned is…” Most of the things I’ve worried about, they don’t mean a thing. When it comes down to it, it’s all about people and relationships.

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