Would you be interested in living over 100 years of age if it meant that you would be physically active and mentally sharp? Seriously, what if you knew that with a few simple changes to your regimen that you would be able to extend your life an additional 10 to 20 years while enjoying an active lifestyle? You might be surprised to know that scientists have discovered numerous people groups that live into their 80’s, 90’s and even past 100 years of age almost disease-free; escaping the ravages of chronic diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease, dementia and stroke. For example, many Okinawans live past 100 and are still riding bicycles, hiking, even jogging and looking much younger than their age? What do these people know that you don’t? Seventh Day Adventists living in Loma Linda, CA live 8 years longer than their American neighbors. What are they doing that other Americans aren’t?
Man has searched for the secret of the “fountain of youth” for more than twenty-five centuries. As a result of this pursuit in slowing the aging process and in particular the scientific study of Centenarian (living past 100 years of age)groups worldwide, there is a wealth of fact-based evidence readily available that is consistent with the latest medical research on healthy lifestyles. The results of these studies, some over 100 years in duration, lay out a blueprint to live healthily past 90 years of age and even past 100. Living long while maintaining an active lifestyle is not strictly due to genetics or luck. Nor is it about secret potions or magical elixirs. In fact, once you know the “Centenarian Secret”, it will all make perfect sense. The good news for you and me is that no matter what our age, we can also live longer and healthier if we will start today doing the simple things that these Centenarians do.
Hopefully, you’re asking yourself, “What do these Centenarians doto live long, healthy, rewarding lives?” For the past 30 years I’ve extensively researched how to live “healthily” well past lifespans that we are familiar with in the Western world. Over the next series of posts (articles), I will be discussing the science behind living long and thriving. If you haven’t already clicked on the “Follow” button on the bottom right of my blog, please do now to be notified of my next postings. Don’t miss the secret behind the fountain of youth!