An interesting new study has suggested that the idea of “living long and happy” might actually be a stretch. As a matter of fact, the idea of the grumpy old man, or the bitter old woman might really be onto something. The study suggests that those who don’t have high hopes for a happy and prosperous future, might be more likely to find themselves living longer.
Compared to people who have an outlook of optimism, or who are generally more …Read more
With the elderly population getting older, and living longer than ever, the issue of medical advancements and longevity appears to have been solved…right? Wrong. While senior citizens are living longer than ever they also have a whole slew of other concerns studies say, and that is that because longevity aside, elderly folks are also a whole lot sicker than before.
The numbers are an increase over previous years, …Read more
Unless you’ve been living in a cloud of extreme denial, you are already well aware that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know that on average, smoking shaves 10 years off of your lifespan? That is no laughing matter, and it’s certainly as good a reason as any to quit smoking today. But what’s the point (you might think) – the damage is already done, so why quit smoking now? Well, evidence shows that people who quit …Read more
It’s happening more and more. With the centenarian population growing in the United States by the day, to the tune of over a 65% growth over the past 30 years in fact, researchers are beginning to wonder exactly what it could be that is causing people to live longer than ever before. There was a time where this type of longevity was almost unheard of.
A centenarian is typically defined as a person who lives to or beyond the age …Read more