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OU academic shares secret to ageing well in series of free public lectures

Academic, Dr Jitka Vseteckova is giving a series of public talks in the Betty Boothroyd Library at The Open University, Milton Keynes with the title: ‘Ageing Well’. The talks will discuss the theory and practice of what we can do to live longer and healthier lives. Each free to attend talk will explore the role of nutrition, hydration, physical activity, cognitive and social stimulation as facilitators of good health and longevity.

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout our lifespan to prepare for older age, especially when we are expected to live longer. Vseteckova, Senior Lecturer in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the OU has put together this easy to follow advice, with the motto ‘let’s start whilst we still can’.

Dr Vseteckova said:

“We need to respect our bodies, even more so as we age. We have all inherited some genetic predispositions but ageing well and living healthier lives for longer depend very much on relatively small lifestyle decisions that we make every day. ‘Ageing Well’ public talks are an easy to follow resource for all and the first step in living longer and healthier lives.”

The talks are recommended by Age UK Milton Keynes, who have worked in partnership with Dr Vseteckova and the OU on series.

Talks Schedule

The talks are free to attend or can be watched via live stream on the links below:

Pharmacotherapy while ageing – 25 February (11:30 – 13:00)

Move it and breathe – 24 March (11:30 – 13:00)

Standing tall – 28 April (11:30 – 13:00)

Venue: Seminar Room 6, Betty Boothroyd Library, The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6BB

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Ageing Well Public Talks repository on FIGSHARE

About Author

Hannah is part of the Media Relations Team at The Open University, working with the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. With experience both agency and in-house, Hannah has worked on campaigns for a number of large corporate companies and brands, including RBS, NatWest, Travelodge, Audible, AA and the Royal Academy of Dance. She has completed a Masters in Publishing Studies from Oxford Brookes and is currently studying towards a DipHE in Computer, IT and Design. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading and going to the theatre.

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