9 November 2012

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How to Live to 100 and Beyond [Infographic]

If you want to live to see the age of 100, you need to learn a few tips from those who have reached that impressive milestone. On the island of Okinawa in Japan, some members of the population live for longer than 100 years. Many of these citizens have a strong immune system that helps protect them from diseases, including colon and breast cancer. For some of these individuals, their excellent health can be attributed to a low-calorie diet and a healthy consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Although genes may play a large role in the lifespan of an individual, there are a few things you can add to your daily life that may help increase your own lifespan. First, start exercising daily and embrace a healthy diet. You should also try to keep your weight in a healthy range. If you smoke, make an effort to quit as soon as possible. Finally, treat your brain well by constantly learning new concepts.

Beyond 100: What We Can Learn from People who Pass the Century Mark
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