Do you want to live to be 100 years old?

by Lois Etienne on November 15, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Grandmothers,History,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Currently about one in 10,000 people seem to age slowly and in spite of bad health habits, live to that magic number of 100 years. Will you be one of them?

Apparently there are some clues you can look at to make an educated guess as to how long you’ll grace the earth. Things like having a bunch of elderly relatives is a good clue, especially if you’re a man.  Another hint concerns you’re walking habits…the faster you walk and the more distance you walk per day increases your chances of a long life. Being a woman, socially engaged, not being overweight, being generally optimistic and not being a worrier all contribute to longevity also.

But the one clue I was totally caught off guard with was that if you naturally conceive and bear a child after the age of 40, you get a four times greater chance of living to be 100. Considering that I’m a firm believer that God gave most children to young women for the reason that they can keep up with them, my thoughts are…I’ll gladly give up ten years of life not to have to change diapers and breast feed at age 42! …just my two cents worth!!

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