How to Reach 100 Years of Age – Centenarian Sisters Share the Formula

How to Reach 100 Years of Age – Centenarian Sisters Share the Formula

The number of people who reach at least 100 years old is difficult to determine with absolute accuracy since it varies depending on the country, year, and other factors. However, according to the United Nations, the global population of centenarians (people aged 100 years or older) was estimated to be approximately 573,000 in 2020. This number is projected to increase to 3.7 million by 2050.

Reaching the age of 100 is a remarkable achievement that very few people have the privilege of experiencing. It represents a life full of challenges, adventures, and memories, and is a testament to the strength, resilience, and determination of the human spirit.

Therefore: the million-dollar question arises: how is it possible to reach such an age? Luckily, there is an answer.

Be happy, healthy, and have enough love

Two sisters, Shirley Hodes, 106, and Ruth Sweedler, 103, who live thousands of miles apart, stay connected through phone conversations, despite not having seen each other since 2015. Both agree that the key to longevity is to “be happy, be healthy, and have love in your life,” according to CNBC. Hodes and Sweedler advise taking care of oneself in a holistic way, such as staying active, cultivating connections with others, and reading widely. They also emphasize the importance of good health so that one can participate in life.

Scientific studies, in general, have confirmed that happiness is associated with a longer lifespan. Several studies have found that people who report greater happiness or life satisfaction tend to live longer than those who report lower levels of happiness. For example, a 2015 study published in The Lancet found that higher levels of subjective well-being were associated with a reduced risk of mortality over a 5-year follow-up period. However, while happiness is linked with a longer life, it is just one of many factors that contribute to overall health and longevity.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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