Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You're Going to Live Over 100 Years!

I don't know that for sure, but researchers are suggesting that this age might be the new norm.  As of today, there are over 70,000 people over the age of 100 and more on the way!

Check these facts out:

In the 1800's life expectancy was 35 years
In the 1900's life expectancy was 47 years
In the 2000's life expectancy is 77 years

Sensing a pattern?

Ok, these life expectancies are for the average person - someone eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) and not doing much to foster their health.

Now lets do a little math:

Start with 77 years and add the following years, when applicable:

+6 yrs - non-smoker
+6 yrs - >1 drink per day
+6 yrs - BMI between 19 -24
+6 yrs - exercise at least 7 hours per week
+3 yrs - for being a woman
+3 yrs - for being a married man
+1.5 yrs - not using street drugs

If you can say yes to all but one of the above, your life expectancy jumps to around 106!  Wonder how many years can be added for following a whole foods, plant-based, oil-free lifestyle?!?!

The United Nations estimates that there will be over 4 million centenarians worldwide by 2050.

Can we say, up your 401K contributions?

Keep it Healthy!

Source: Life Beyond 100

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