Longevity has Improved Substantially
over the past century that 72 is the new 30, scientists say.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, discovered the progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia – since modern man began to evolve from hominid species.
The historic study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, looked at Swedish and Japanese men – two countries with the longest life expectancies today.
It concluded that their counterparts in 1800 would have had lifespans closer to those of the earliest hunter-gatherer humans, than to adult men in both countries today.
Oskar Burger, the lead researcher involved in the momentous study said it was uncertain what the possible “upper limit’ for life expectancy might be.
“How much longer can we extend life? We just don’t know.”
- Oskar Burgar, Lead Research Scientist
Leverage the Genetic Power within You!
What can you do today to extend your life expectancy full of energy, vitality and mobility, well into your 70's, 80's and beyond?
- Eat a diet similar to our hunter gatherer forefathers of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts berries and seeds. Limit grains and breads.
- Avoid dairy milk and cheese, junk food and especially sodas loaded with sugar.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet and Sweet-n-Low. These chemicals are neurotoxins and wreak have on your central nervous system.
- Follow the guidelines in How to Cancer-Proof Your Body
- Exercise everyday like Kozo Haraguchi, who lived to 101 and set the 100 meter sprint record in his 90's!
- Laugh and play more, work less.
- Connect with God everyday through prayer, meditation, yoga, singing, walking barefoot in the grass, or any other way that connects you to a higher power.