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Increasing Your Chances of Having a Longer Life

Genetics accounts for 30% of life expectency

...of your life expectancy. 

The rest comes from your behaviors, attitudes, environment, and a little bit of luck. 

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Increasing Your Chances of Having a Longer Life

Increasing Your Chances of Having a Longer Life

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-longevity-2223930#

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Life expectancy has nearly doubled in the last century

The average baby born in 1900 lived about a half-century. Nowadays, the life expectancy of people in the United States is nearly 79 years on average (81 years for women and 76 years for men).

And in some countries, life expectancy is even longer.

Genetics accounts for 30% of life expectency

...of your life expectancy. 

The rest comes from your behaviors, attitudes, environment, and a little bit of luck. 

Basic TODOs for longevity

The only proven way to live longer is to live a healthy life:

  • Exercise regularly: moderate exercise,  can actually roll back the clock on your DNA.
  • Fill up your plate with vegetables
  • Get enough sleep: 7-9 hours.
  • Carefully manage your stress
  • Spend time with your loved ones.

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300% more centerians in Okinawa

68 per 100,000 people. 

It’s not that they live long lives, but also healthy lives too, which lead to the proposal that thei...

The Okinawan diet

It's high on carbohydrates, low in protein and in calories. 

Okinawans eat an abundance of green and yellow vegetables – such as the bitter melon – and various soy products. Although they do eat pork, fish and other meats, these are typically a small component of their overall consumption, which is mostly plant-based foods.

The Okinawan Ratio

The optimum ratio is 10 parts carb to one part protein (10:1) and is found in the Okinawan diet.

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The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet
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Benefits of the Traditional Mediterranean diet

Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet 

  • reduces the risk of heart disease
  • is associated with a lower level of the "bad" cholesterol
  • is associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. 

Key components of the Mediterranean diet

  • Eating of primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise.