Like a fine wine, some people only get better with age. Part of it has to do with genetics, but a large portion depends on your lifestyle. And a perfect example of looking better and better with time is Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina in Canada.
“Where these roles as a parent and as a researcher overlap, I’ve dedicated the last decade or so finding ways to demonstrate how technology can be used as a positive force in our world. A simple series of photos like the one I shared tends to resonate with people at multiple levels; whether it’s the passing of time or the changing relationships we have with our children, these are important themes to give us pause in our busy lives. We sometimes just need a prompt that allows us to connect and reflect with others in our collective human experience.”
“I’ll attribute some of this perception to better angles and posture in the later photos,” the professor jokes. “But I’ve also made some definite changes in my lifestyle. I hit the gym 4-7 times a week (depending on how busy I am), and I eat much better than I used to: way fewer carbs and more healthy fats and protein. And, I’ve really tried to reduce my stress levels. It’s easy to binge eat when we’re stressed, and that was certainly an ongoing problem for me.”
Here’s how Dr. Couros’ family changed over time