Joseph Coughlin is Keynote Speaker at ISBNPA XChange Conference

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was the keynote speaker for the ISBNPA XChange ConferenceISBNPA, or the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, focuses on behavioral psychology in relation to exercise and nutrition with the aim toward the improvement of human health and wellbeing. The Society publishes an academic journal titled The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

For his hourlong keynote address, Dr. Coughlin discussed the need to redesign society for an older population - such that a 100-year life is both healthy and filled with activity and meaning.

He asked participants to reimagine the environment in which we age, and the social contract of longevity across the lifespan. How do we use technology, public policy, and the power of marketplace to help us live longer and better in a world in which there will be more older adults than children?

View Dr. Coughlin's address in full here.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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