As far as the researcher’s can see, most old people in great shape are active. Many have continued their careers into their nineties and longer. Many have a plant based diet. That means no kielbasa, be a vegetarian. Some don’t drink coffee or tea. Others believe that a healthy body has to be in conjunction with a healthy mind. Ok, well then that means I should be dead already. I had a steak yesterday ,drank coffee at breakfast and had an iced tea with lunch today and I don’t have any time to exercise this week.
I know that there are very popular faith based even non denominational churches that are very successful now that preach more about being successful and happy in this life rather than going to heaven or hell or rules to follow or else eternal damnation. Life is hard enough, we all don’t need guilt over the after life as well. I want to live a long and prosperous life here and now. It is all I know and I should be in the mindset to improve it.
The Adventist Health Studies survey found among women that Non-Adventist women lived to about 79 years old but the Adventist women lived on average to 84 years old. Over all, the men were living about seven years longer and the women living about four years longer if you were thinking like an Adventist. Not a bad promotional statistic for the religion.
Yes, How long did your parents or grandparents live? There is a study going on now at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where there is an ongoing genes project. As a group there have been overweight, smoking and few have been exercising but through the gene pool if mom and dad lived long so should you. If say there is a history of breast cancer in your family there is a greater chance you might suffer from it as well.
Studies are now being done and experiments are being performed in the aging field. There is a lot being achieved in basic labs on animals, worms and flies and yeast cells to find the secrets to longevity. There are molecular biologists in the Buck Institute for Research on Aging that are being able now to change the rate of aging in simple animals.
Look there are very wealthy people interested in this type of research because they have it all except being able to enjoy all the spoils they have achieved in just one lifetime. How about give me more time on earth to enjoy my stuff?