If humans want any chance at living to age 100, they need to have the right genes but they also need to live a healthy life. For example, not smoking and being active on a daily basis can boost the length of their life. It’s also important to eat a healthy diet so that you can stay in shape and prevent diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Challenging your mind with puzzles can also keep your brain functioning at a high level. If you think you may need medicine to stay healthy, consult with your doctor.
- Surviving to 100 years old is combination of predetermined genetics and a healthy lifestyle.
- Scientists believe that some of the longevity-related genes are believed to counter disease-prone ones.
- Eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, and limiting alcohol have the most impact on healthy aging until 75.
“The researchers hypothesize that the genes linked with long life may somehow offset the disease-linked genes.”