Do you want to live until 100? According to scientists at the University of Gothenburg who have followed the health and lifestyles of 855 men born in 1913 – there are a number of cut and dry ways to do so. The findings have been published in the Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal.
Ten of these men lived to 100 and the study has revealed a number of commonalities in how those ten lived. 27% of the participants reached the age of 80, while 13% reached 90.
The researchers recommend that people should:
Cut your caffeine intake to four cups a day
Own your own home by the age of 50
Maintain good middle-age fitness
Have a mother who lived a long time
Dr Lars Wilhelmsen, who was involved in the study for the past 50 years, said “The unique design has enabled us to identify the factors that influence survival after the age of 50. Our recommendation for people who aspire to centenarianism is to refrain from smoking, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and confine themselves to four cups of coffee a day.”Read More