3 semester hour credits
This course explores the impact of lifestyle on the aging process, including choices that may help to mitigate premature aging and promote healthy aging. The examination of lifestyle factors include: 1) quality of diet; 2) type and amount of physical activity3) quality of sleep; 4) stress levels and stress management. Students will explore the role of nutrition, including dietary supplements, and exercise in maintaining optimal function of the brain and skeletal system, as well as the effects of prescription medications on nutritional status. Students will complete personal self-assessments in sleep, stress, and brain function. This course explores lifestyles of the longest-lived cultures in the world and includes video segments from the University of California Television.