In the past 100 years, the lifespan of the average human being has increased by 50 percent. While society as a whole is expected to live longer than previous generations due to better health care, diet, exercise, and an active mind.
Japan is home to the most centenarians and has the lowest infant death rate in the world. A health care system based on prevention and good living habits are the secrets to longevity of most Japanese.
Many have studied longevity. Why do some people live longer than others? Is it genetics? Is it culture, or perhaps lifestyle?
According to legend, Li Qing Yun was a traditional Chinese medicine physician, herbal expert, qigong master, and tactical consultant. In May 1933, Time magazine reported on Li in an article entitled Tortoise-Sparrow-Dog, in which he revealed his secrets for longevity: Maintain a tranquil mind,…
Zhouyou Guang just had his 111th birthday, and so far he has lived quite a life. In his younger days, he was a professor of economics and an expert in finance.
These findings on various health issues have been compiled from authorities around the world. They may hold the key to living a long life!
Japanese people are known for their longevity. Recently a book by Dr. Takuji Shirasawa entitled “101 Ways to Live 100 Years Old without Dementia” indicates that a good diet and good habits in life contribute substantially to keeping the brain…
The World Health Organization believes that four factors affect human lifespan. These are genetic, accounting for 15 percent; social and natural environment, accounting for 17 percent; level of healthcare, accounting for 8 percent; and lifestyle and diet, accounting for 60 percent.
A new study published in the Cell Reports has found:
Science is always looking for ways to predict our lifespan. In the past, these predictions have generally been based on age and sex, and they don’t often consider lifestyle factors. Some more recent studies into lifestyle factors have shown interesting…