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  • The roadmap to 100: the breakthrough science of living a long and healthy life

    How does one age happily and healthily? What are the successful traits of centenarians?

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    How does one age happily and healthily? What are the successful traits of centenarians? The secret to longevity is revealed in this book, Roadmap to 100.  Based on surveys conducted among long-lived populations, the authors suggest that it is the lifestyles rather than any genetic factor which results in longevity.

    One of the authors, Walter Bortz, is an avid runner - having run his 40th marathon when he was in his 80s. A section of the book is devoted to the huge benefits of running. Other than running, any type of aerobic exercise that increases oxygen flow into the brain can help fight aging and keep one in good shape.

    This guidebook to living to a hundred is easy to read and engaging, with stories shared by centenarians on staying positive, happy, healthy, and actively engaged. This is a great book for seniors who still find great joy in living and want to continue keeping a positive outlook in life.

    Extracted from: Page 131

    “Every centenarian has a story. There are often great variations in lifestyle, in diet, in the kinds of activities each engaged in, not to mention their socioeconomic circumstances. But the one thing that virtually all have had is a clear and often compelling sense of engagement. Therein lies not just a central part of the practical longevity formula, but a richness of human experience that is the foundation of our humanity.

    Nearly all centenarians have many meaningful interpersonal relationships. They are almost never loners, and examples abound. For instance, one of the subjects of the New England Centenarian Study, William Cohen, 101 at last report, viewed independence as important to his longevity, but realized that a close family was just as important. “The goal when you’re older is to keep family close,” he said, “to be independent, but to have them to help. As you get older, you need people, not dollars and cents.”

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