People worldwide are living longer, and by 2030, 1 in 6 will be aged 60 or older. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people aged 80 and older is expected to triple between 2020 and 2050. But a longer life can only be enjoyed if one is in overall good physical and cognitive health. That’s why more celebrities are hiring “longevity coaches” to help them not only add years to their lives, but to age slower and remain healthy and vital.
According to a recent Well + Good article, Kashif Khan, a longevity coach based out of Toronto, Canada has international clients that include an NBA player. Khan is the founder of The DNA Company and author of The DNA Way: Unlock the Secrets of Your Genes to Reverse Disease, Slow Aging, and Achieve Optimal Wellness. He works with his celebrity clients to help them age more slowly by teaching them how they metabolize food, how their hormones work, how they respond to exercise, how they burn fat and how they are affected by environmental toxins and chemicals. Genetic testing and coaching help clients create a plan, set goals, and establish accountability for implementing lifestyle changes that support optimal health.
Other longevity coaches may also look beyond nutrition, disease prevention and exercise, utilizing a more holistic approach that includes spirituality, emotional well-being and relationships. Pricing can range from $500 for an initial genetic test that can yield a significant amount of information which clients can act upon themselves, to thousands of dollars over time, working with their coach throughout a longer period of time.
Coaches will often find clients reach out during periods when they are at an impasse with their health or relationships, seek guidance to navigate a milestone like menopause or help them reach specific aging goals. A life coach or a longevity coach may help individuals learn more about themselves and achieve goals with an actionable plan.