Centenarians—people who live to more than 100—are pretty good at regenerating themselves—particularly their body tissues. But what might be the “secret sauce” that lets them live that long? That’s where centenarian research programs come in.
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Humans evolved to walk. We walk across mountains, deserts, high plains and shopping malls. And the faster we walk, the longer we appear to survive. How fast does it take to outpace the grim reaper? Australian researchers have a number—3 miles per hour.
It’s a difficult question and, in fact, in most instances a virtually impossible one to answer. But given that no one knows how long they’ll live, we all still need to plan for living a longer time. How many years are you planning to live in retirement?
These little powerhouses within each one of our cells have a huge impact on our overall health, including the aging process. Find out what you can do not only to keep them healthy, but to increase them in number.
A long-term study involving rhesus monkeys strongly suggests that what is true for other animals is also true for humans: a low-calorie diet has strong associations with longevity. But in addition to eating less, you must also eat smart.
Most of us recognize the title of this article as Mr. Spock's greeting on "Star Trek." But, back here on earth, and in retirement, there really are two secrets to living longer and healthier: strong social support and an optimistic outlook on life.
Older women suffer up to two and a half times more disabilities than men.
Both longevity and late fertility may be linked to the same genes.