Imagine: The 20th century had the highest increase in life expectancy in 5,000 years.
From 1990 to 2000, the number of centenarians grew 51%. How to explain these jumps?
Advances in health, education, disease prevention, & treatments make sense.
Unimportant behaviours or past events can affect how long & well you live. If you like sweating, you're in luck.
Physical activity improves longevity & reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, & other diseases.
As you age, you lose muscle mass, but exercise helps you grow muscle & maintain a healthy weight.
National Institute on Aging study: Women who are overly round in the midsection die 20% sooner, even if their BMI is acceptable.
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