June 29, 2019Preventive Healthcare

Difference between aging and getting old

Dr. Mario Martinez is a licensed U.S. clinical neuropsychologist and bestselling author of the book The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit your Health, Longevity and Success. He is also a founder of the Biocognitive Science Institute and lectures worldwide on his research on the theory of biocognition. Mario has researched centenarians on five continents and has identified a cultural component of longevity and suggests that rather than genetics, healthy longevity is mostly due to cultural beliefs. 

In today’s podcast dr. Martinez elaborates on the difference between aging and getting old.


  • Cultural portals are like little fishbowls that you are put into based on your age.
  • Centenarians don't live in the portals. They also have a sense of prolonged time. They always think that they have time for everything.
  • Geriatrics studies the pathology of aging. In biocognition, we study the causes of health as you grow older - they are completely different models.