Kids Born Today Will Live Up To 100 Years!!!
“Biological age of humans is actually 120 years old. Follow my 80:20 rule; 80% of 120 years is 96 years.”
The scientists and biologists have assessed our age to be 120 years. The oldest authenticated person was Jeanne Louise Calment of France who died at the age of 122 years. There was a news that came out on Sep 15, 2013, that the world’s oldest man died in New York at the age 112. His name was Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez. He became the oldest man after June 2013 when Jiroemon Kimura died at the age of 116. So, you can see that we can live up to 120 years.
There has been a fascinating research into what we call telomeres. Telomeres are little caps on our chromosomes. Without telomeres, our cells will lose the ability to divide and would quickly die off. Healthy living may lengthen telomere and lifespan.
In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn, an author of the new study shared a Nobel Prize for pioneering work done in this field. Dean Ornish of the University of California, San Francisco noted that things that are bad for us accelerate the shortening of telomeres.
1. Smoking makes our telomeres shorter.
2. Emotional stress is also associated with shorter telomeres.
3. As is the lack of exercise.
It has been known that shorter telomeres are associated with an increased risk of many chronic diseases and a shorter lifespan. Dean Ornish has done lot of work showing that heart disease cannot only be prevented but reversed by:
1. Rigorous change in diet
3. Stress reduction
According to Dean Ornish if telomeres get longer, then life is probably going to get longer, and you are going to have a low risk of developing wide variety of conditions. Since it is the same lifestyle intervention that was found actually not only to prevent but even reverse the most common chronic diseases like heart diseases, early stage of prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes etc.
So far in India, life expectancy has been extended to 65 years. I do want to extend it up to 85 years for the middle class and educated society which have money, resources and motivation available to them to live up to 85. Again, in the renowned journals of England and USA it has been mentioned that the children who are born today are expected to live up to 100 years. So, we can tell our next generation who have children recently or planning to have children in future, that they should plan for their children’s future to live up to 100 years.