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Aging and the many side effects associated with it such as wrinkles, restricted mobility and fragile bones are as inevitable as taxes. Or are you? (We're talking about aging here – you still have to pay your taxes.)
That's the question of Limitless, an upcoming National Geographic series hosted and produced by actor and fitness guru Chris Hemsworth. The news of the show, which has no release date, was first reported to Deadline.
The six-episode series explores how we can live healthier, smarter, and longer, with the Thor actor undergoing several experiments conducted by "longevity scientists" who are said to have found that they are the key to reversal or termination of the effects of aging.
"We hope to gain new ideas and new scientific knowledge with the aim of extending a healthy lifespan," Hemsworth, a former Muscle & Fitness cover model, told the website. "Production will start soon, so wish me luck."
The six episodes, Deadline Reports, will focus on: regenerating damage, maximizing strength, building resilience, shaking the body, charging the memory, and confronting mortality.
"Basically, I was somehow convinced that I would volunteer as a human guinea pig and face a number of mental and physical challenges around the world, all for the good of science," said Hemsworth.
The production studios Nutopia (the masterminds behind The World after Jeff Goldblum) and Protozoa Pictures (founded by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and the studio behind Black Swan and The Wrestler) also joined the project, according to the deadline.
We are certainly skeptical of the claim that aging could be "cured", but if anyone knows how to extend their life, it is Hemsworth. When he's not playing Avenger, the Australian is busy perfecting his fitness app Centr, which includes workout and meal plans.
Right now we're just going to keep exercising and eating properly to make sure we're here as long as possible.