A long life is one of man’s greatest dreams. But this dream can never be pulled off by chance. A long and healthy one starts with having good genes, but definitely, it is not your genes alone that can determine if you’ll live past the 100 mark. What you take and what you do is a huge factor. But many age-conscious people in the world find very notable places where many inhabitants live long and healthy lives. What then can we learn from these distinct communities?

Okinawa, Japan

With over a million inhabitants in this southern Japanese island, more than 900 of them have already lived more than a century. There are five more Okinawans who live to be 100 years old or so compared to other places in Japan. And the number of their centenarians is four times as many in America and in Britain.
One distinct characteristic of the Okinawans is the ability to be healthy even until their end. Researchers observed that these people tend to age slower than others. They even work as long as they can which grants these people ikigai, a sense of purpose. Read More…

When we were told as children that education is important, no one had any idea that education could contribute to a longer life. A number of studies, including “The Longevity Project” show this to be true.

Living longer: Education major factor in longevity

Happpy children in Classroon“White males with fewer than twelve years of education currently have a life expectancy at birth equivalent to that of all men in the United States born in 1972, while white females with similar education have the life expectancy of all women in the …”
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Live Longer | Drink Coffee
Transcript:

“What is the best part of waking up? Apparently it’s  living a long time. In a 13 year study involving 400,000 men and women, those who drank coffee were less likely to die from chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers aren’t ready to say that coffee prevents these things but coffee does contain a lot of anti-oxidants. No word on the quality of the coffee consumed, but if it was that crappy stuff, longevity may not have been worth it.”

 

Many of us start the morning with a strong coffee and think little of it. Yet new medical research suggests that it could be aiding you to live longer – if you drink plenty of it. Read More…

As the Founder and Medical Director of the AntiAging clinic called California Longevity and Vitality Medical Institute® in San Francisco,  Dr Bartnof spends a lot of time researching the topic of anti aging and preventive aging.

Frankly, I found this video, too long, too detailed and too slow for my liking.  It is a fascinating topic though and he does seem to have some answers to longer life.