David Stewart

David Stewart
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David is the founder and face of the AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over 50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

Cauliflower, The Better Popcorn

Many of our community have expressed a desire to stay away from corn, either because of its high glycemic index, or increasingly, its lectin content. But what about our matinee favorite delight, pop-corn? Do we really need to deprive ourselves? Nope. Hello cauliflower! We are huge fans of this...

The #1 Fitness Secret of the Ageist’ High Achievers

For years, we have spoken with people in our community from around the world with the idea of discovering the best practices for a vivid, vital, engaged life. What are the commonalities among the most exceptional north stars of our community? What can we mere mortals learn from them?The...

Longevity vs Mortality

Everyone seems to agree that curing cancer would be a good thing. People also generally agree that preventing heart disease is a good idea. But ask the same people about life extension and there is a very good chance you are in for some disagreement.The Pros and Cons Although preventing and curing the two largest...

The French Connection

The French ConnectionThe original 1971 with Gene Hackman. Yes, the car chase is brilliant, from what I have read, it was more or less done for real, using a police car with the lights flashing- not something you could do today.It is the look and style of the movie...

Maybe we are stronger than they tell us.

Maybe we are stronger than they tell us.From our extensive global research, and from our own personal experience with exercise after fifty, one needs to be smart, listen to your body, and work out hard based on your abilities.What we have found from our 4 years of research, is a sort of...

Why Models Matter

Why are we interested in models? Because it is through images of models that brand messaging is manifest. If we are interested in how people our age are portrayed, then the question we should look at is, are these portrayals changing? It is something more important than just noticing...

Are beets a solution to high blood pressure?

There is considerable evidence that there exists a viable plant-based solution to enhancing athletic performance and controlling high blood pressure.  Nitric Oxide, NO, whose precursors are found in leafy green vegetables like arugula, spinach and especially in beetroot, can be a major player in reducing blood pressure. Not only that, but it is...

Martyn Thompson up for the Rigg Design Prize 2018

On the shortlist for the Rigg Design Prize 2018 is AGEIST profile and contributor Martyn Thompson.Recognizing excellence in Australian design, the Rigg Design Prize is the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia. The triennial prize is awarded to an Australian design practice displaying outstanding creative achievements in contemporary design.For the prize exhibition, each studio...

Helmut Lang goes to Wales

The latest Helmut Lang Campaign features these rather badass ladies from Wales-an 86 year old skydiver,  a 66 year old South African, and an 86 year old funeral director. There are some amazing films that accompany the images here. Besides the obvious inclusivity of age in a forward leaning...

The Ageist Mobility Theme Diner

In the first of what we anticipate as a series of thought leader dinners, we invited people we have met over the last three years over for a lively discussion of a topic of great interest to the community- mobility, the personal variety of how do we move our...