LYKEO has designed an innovative program for the corporate workforce to expand the healthy habits that enhance longevity and life expectancy. The program focuses on three areas: emotional health, physical health and financial health. It helps Human Resources managers to build a healthy corporate conscience. The contents provide inspiring messages and tools to expand and maintain the healthy habits that impact in the telomere length.
The program has been inspired by recent findings about the chromosomal telomeres and telomerase functions, which motivated the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2009 -awarded to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak. In 2017, Blackburn and the psychologist Elissa Epel disseminated the consequences of those findings in the bestseller “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer”.
Telomere research shows that environmental factors have a deep impact on a healthy longevity, more so than genetic inheritance. “We can do things that affect our telomerase and telomeres, that can delay entry from health span to disease span. So we are talking more about keeping people healthier for longer and staving off some diseases of aging”, said Blackburn to The Guardian.