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Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by Sapphire [2999.8077] on October 05, 2009 at 12:12:31:

Today, centenarian birthdays are still special enough to be announced by the Today show's Willard Scott. But they may not be by the next generation. Most babies born in the United States and Western Europe today are expected to live to 100 if we continue on the same trend of increased life expectancy, according to a study published in the journal Lancet. "Very long lives are not the distant privilege of remote future generations--very long lives are the probable destiny of most people alive now," wrote the study authors, who are from the Danish Aging Research Center.


According to their analysis of data from more than 30 developed countries, death rates are dropping among people over 80. And three quarters of babies born in these nations over the past decade can expect to live to 75. The researchers also hypothesized that we can live longer by extending our working lives and shortening our work weeks--say, by making a four-day workweek the norm.


Other studies have shown that we can take steps to live longer and better. For example, a recent British Medical Journal study shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol.


Beyond those basic things, science has revealed that centenarians tend to share certain traits in how they eat, move about, and deal with stress--specific habits, like flossing and socializing with friends, that we can adopt to help slow aging. Certainly genes still play a role: Reaching 100 is enormously more likely if your parents did. But Thomas Perls, who studies centenarians at Boston University School of Medicine, believes that assuming you've sidestepped genes for truly fatal diseases like Huntington's, "there's nothing stopping you from living independently well into your 90s."



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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by PhillyLady [12288.8177] on October 05, 2009 at 12:47:31:

In Reply to: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by Sapphire [2999.8077] on October 05, 2009 at 12:12:31:

Soylent Green is right around the corner....I know it! I can feel it in my bones.


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by ukchris [1490.2450] on October 05, 2009 at 13:18:37:

In Reply to: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by Sapphire [2999.8077] on October 05, 2009 at 12:12:31:

Wonder what a baby on the 3LS would live until.

I read that economic depressions tend to lengthen lifespans, which is a bit contrary to expectation.


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on October 05, 2009 at 13:33:25:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by ukchris [1490.2450] on October 05, 2009 at 13:18:37:

Thanks, UK.

What these impressive statistics are not taking into account are: what health will people be in during those extra years? Will they only create more $ for Big Pharma & the AMA? My preference would be to not live those extra years if it only meant more years of chronic illness. At the current rate, that is exactly what it will mean without "preventive medicine" being a lot more emphasized.

The 3LS will definitely put more life into your years and delay those chronic diseases of aging that now are reducing the quality of life of our seniors. I do not think I have ever said that the 3LS would extend life, although it makes sense that it might.

Comments?

Walt


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive.

Posted by Sylvia [5472.7814] on October 05, 2009 at 13:58:12:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on October 05, 2009 at 13:33:25:

There's no question in my mind that the 3LS will extend life AND enhance quality of life for everyone, including seniors. My great-grandmother lived to be 102 and she never saw a doctor in her life. I mean NEVER EVER. Instinctively, she practiced the 3LS. No processed foods ever reached her plate, she was up and going constantly and she spent long hours sitting on her porch in a state of daydreaming. Two of her daughters lived to be 99, basically following the same principles. Her son lived to be 98. My mother is 71 and has never had any dental work. Guess what she eats and how she lives. Us children fell off the cliff when we embraced the modern way of life. She raised us with no sugar in out diet, always cooking wholesome meals, always urging us to be active and take siestas.


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive.

Posted by Jayne [10093.7886] on October 05, 2009 at 14:28:57:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive. posted by Sylvia [5472.7814] on October 05, 2009 at 13:58:12:

and they never had 'flu shots' & swine flu shots!
My great grandmother lived as long as yours, as did one of her daughters...the other about 95! My mother lived to be 92, yet her parents deceased much younger....

Wonder how far I will make it! I like your 'nap' suggestions,,,,do when I can! supposed to be good for us......


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on October 05, 2009 at 15:16:00:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive. posted by Sylvia [5472.7814] on October 05, 2009 at 13:58:12:

Thanks, Sylvia.

It does work. Unfortunately, few "professionals" will recommend it because it does not provide $ for the Big Pharma/AMA types.

Walt


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by lmd [11129.7683] on October 05, 2009 at 15:16:31:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by PhillyLady [12288.8177] on October 05, 2009 at 12:47:31:

Yea, I often think of the complications in that story. Population beyond facility.


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by PhillyLady [12288.8177] on October 05, 2009 at 15:46:32:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by lmd [11129.7683] on October 05, 2009 at 15:16:31:

lmd:

With fertility being extended right along with longevity, any scenario is a possibility...even if a tad science-fiction like:-)


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive.

Posted by Ron [5412.8172] on October 06, 2009 at 11:13:11:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100--QUALITY OF LIFE from the 3LS? Archive. posted by Jayne [10093.7886] on October 05, 2009 at 14:28:57:

Hi Jayne,

I wonder if "Siestas" can be considered SR? ;-)


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by Ron [5412.8172] on October 07, 2009 at 07:16:15:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by PhillyLady [12288.8177] on October 05, 2009 at 15:46:32:

Hi Philly,

Just look around...
"Fahrenheit 451" could be what happens if freedoms are
continued to be lost...

If the next election goes the way of the one in Honduras, will the military step in to enforce the Constitution?


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by AT [7059.4426] on October 07, 2009 at 09:50:08:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by Ron [5412.8172] on October 07, 2009 at 07:16:15:

Ron,

Don't you think "of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations" was not originally intended but what it has turned out to be?


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Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100

Posted by Ron [3468.8172] on October 12, 2009 at 20:39:51:

In Reply to: Re: Majority of Babies Will Live to 100 posted by AT [7059.4426] on October 07, 2009 at 09:50:08:

Hi AT,

The government should not be in the business of employing people.. Corporations and private businesses should be the ones with that task.


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