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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ FROM Ted Talk

Based on the talk, are the following TRUE or FALSE?
  1. 10% of longevity is dictated by genes, the rest is due to lifestyle.
  2. If you try really hard you can live to be a 100.
  3. There are treatments that can slow, reverse, or even stop ageing.
  4. A 65-year-old ages at a rate of about 125 times faster than a 12-year-old.
  5. The capacity of the average body is about 70 years.
  6. The greatest diet tip is to stop eating when you are 80% full.
  7. The average American now has three good friends.
  8. The two most dangerous years in your life are the year you're born and the year your spouse dies.
  9. The Okinawan language has 8 words for retirement.
  10. America's longest-lived population is a group of atheists.
  11. It is illegal (in the US) to do open heart surgery if you are over 70 years old.
  12. Regular, routine exercise is absolutely essential for achieving longevity.
  13. Walking is the only proven way to put off cognitive decline.
  14. Faith-based activities done at least 4 times a month can add 4 to 14 years to you life.
  15. Most centenarians eat some meat.

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