Futuristic advances are coming at us with greater speed than in any time period in the past. Is it bad? Is it good? Neither. It just is. And as always, humanity will be split – lamenting or using it to their advantage.
So I asked chatGPT what are the traits of healthy aging. And answer was (cited below) quite mediocre, if not just trivially common sense.
“There are several lifestyle changes and habits that can help promote healthy aging and increase longevity after 65:
- Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity has been shown to improve physical function, maintain independence, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, most days of the week.
- Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Stay socially active: Maintaining strong social connections and staying engaged in activities that you enjoy can help improve mental and emotional well-being and reduce the risk of depression and cognitive decline.
- Quit smoking: Smoking is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases and can significantly shorten lifespan.
- Manage stress: Chronic stress can have negative effects on health, so it’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through exercise, mindfulness practices, or therapy.
- Get enough sleep: Sleep plays a crucial role in physical and mental health, and a lack of sleep can increase the risk of chronic diseases and reduce lifespan.
- Stay mentally active: Engaging in mentally stimulating activities, such as reading, playing games, or learning a new skill, can help maintain cognitive function and reduce the risk of dementia.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s health needs and circumstances are unique, and what works best for one person may not work for another. It’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional to determine what steps you can take to promote healthy aging and increase longevity.“
Humans have a good edge to do so much more. One may say: the quality of the answers can be only as good as quality of the questions. The AI knowledge is only as good as knowledge it was fed with. So far… Once we are past the point to teach AI, it’s loyalty changes drastically, and human kind is at mercy of yet another System.
Also: AI was developed by younger people. What do they know about experiencing aging? Only as much as the data coming from random studies formulated with obvious bias by any body who sponsored it. Yet relying on stories of elderly has its own pitfalls and here I go down the rabbit hole of distrust again. No worries – “Don’t worry about what you cannot control” attitude goes a long way in wellness journey.
Surely I will use AI for what suits me, to the extent available to me, as any oncoming advances as long as I can. Intelligence claims to use any resources you have, at any place you are, any time.
This week’s James Clear’s tip was “stop researching, debating, thinking already, and DO something, anything, instead.” Ditto.