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How to live to be 100+

Dan Buettner and team study communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Lilly on 18 May, 2013, 13:32
In general (there are some exceptions) most people's quality of life absolutely sucks past age 85. I think the folks on the video are not at all what one commonly sees in the elderly. The vast majority of the people I've known in the over 85 age bracket are not healthy or active or even mentally sound. Sadly, most of the very old live marginal lives in nursing home settings...the quality of their lives being quite poor.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Mikko-kun on 18 May, 2013, 15:42
Yep Lilly. It starts to deteriorate the more your physique goes down. The only over 80-year old guy I've seen to be that healthy, I actually even thought he was 40 or something before I heard his real age, is a capoeira mestre. Saw him ten years ago so dont know if it's still alive, and capoeira focuses on developing more parts of your body than many other martial arts. If you uphold a lifestyle where you keep a focused mind you can live healthier. The 100-year old fisherman in that video in 10:58 has no white/grey hair, just like the mestre I saw. My granddad is 90 and he retired pre... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by regeneratia on 18 May, 2013, 15:47
Why would anyone want to live to be 100? I have never quite understood this. I certainly don't want to live to be 100. Even at the half century mark, I do NOT want to live another 50 years with the aches and pains of middle and old age. I do not ever want to live without a high level of freedom, freedoms which are now being diminished. It helps me let go of life to know that there are more lives to live.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Purifier on 18 May, 2013, 16:34
Just wanted to say, I think you're on to something here. There is an old saying: Use it or lose it! I think that goes for everything in life, including life itself. Edit: Left out something.
Comment icon #5 Posted by spartan max2 on 18 May, 2013, 16:37
Sense of purpose. Main factor
Comment icon #6 Posted by coolguy on 29 May, 2013, 4:39
I know this old guy he is 107 and he bowls every day and he has all his marbles google his name Gene scala on Long Island ny gene the bowling machine

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