Ask someone who’s made it to their 100th birthday how they’ve managed to live so long, and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. They may blame good genes, but genes are only about 25 to 30% responsible for longevity. Some will link it to diet or exercise. Others will say it’s the benefit …

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A Gender Divide

There are a million things that can affect longevity: where you live, your genes, your diet, and that’s just to start. One thing that seems to be nearly universal across most of the world’s population, however, is that women tend to live longer than men. Life expectancy grew for all genders in the 20th century, …

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The Long And The Short Of Life

According to various sources, including the Guinness Book of Records, on August 4th, 1997 ( https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-person/), Jeanne Louise Calment died at the astonishing age of 122 years and 164 days. That means she was officially the oldest woman in history. Some of the things in Calment’s lifestyle may indicate why she lived so long. For example, …

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Aging Well

The average human lifespan has grown significantly in the past century. We’ve conquered diseases that were once death sentences, we’ve reduced maternal and infant mortality, and we know a lot about factors like hygiene and nutrition that can make such a big difference to life expectancy. Longevity shouldn’t just be about living long, but about …

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5 Red Inflammation Flags

When you think of longevity, your mind might automatically go to things like eating right, exercising and having healthy lifestyle habits. I know mine does! That’s why I have to remind myself that longevity is more than just hitting the gym; it’s about catching problems early, before they become major health conditions. So, today, I’m …

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