Longevity2020-10-29T15:49:10+00:00

Longevity

Preparing for the Commonplace 100-Year Lifespan

Living to see 100 isn't as uncommon as it used to be. Statistics and ongoing medical progress suggest that most people in their twenties and thirties today are highly likely to hit that century-old milestone. It's estimated that there are over a half-million centenarians worldwide, many of whom still lead active, fulfilling lifestyles. While there's no supreme secret to turning 100, some general notions appear to make long-term survival more likely. Eating well, getting a required amount of sleep and [...]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, Longevity|

Research on How Diet and Exercise Help Improve Longevity

For many years, it’s been a widely accepted fact that nutrition has a significant effect on our health. The foods we eat play a primary role in our body composition and function. “Eating well” helps things work or grow as they should and aids in fighting off disease. This being said, it should come as no surprise that eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, especially when paired with regular exercise, can also add valuable years to your life.  In [...]

By |March 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Longevity|

Space Technology to Shape Hospitals of the Future

For nearly two years, the world has watched as doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals work on the frontlines of a global pandemic. During this time, we’ve witnessed tremendous displays of strength, mental fortitude, and selflessness in the face of grueling hours and difficult demands. And while these medical professionals have worked with their feet planted firmly on the ground and their thoughts turned to their patients, members of the scientific community have looked upward in their search [...]

By |February 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brain Science and BioTech, Longevity|

Four Changes That Can Improve Your Lifespan, According to Research

Fabled fountains of youth. $1,800-per-ounce anti-aging cream. Doomed quests for immortality. Throughout history, the desire to prolong life, cure ailments, and stay youthful has led humans to some extreme lengths. Nowadays, diet companies and wellness influencers continue the trend, promising health and longevity in exchange for strict protocols or expensive products. However, few can guarantee lasting outcomes.  At the end of the day, straightforward changes to your diet, sleep schedule, exercise routine, and drug and alcohol habits are [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Longevity|

Does Running Keep Us Young?

Years ago, a popular word in the world of health was “telomere,” the protective area at the end of the chromosomes. When cells replicate, they lose some of this protective area until the telomeres become so worn down that the cells can’t replicate correctly any longer. That’s why telomere length is considered a marker of age. However, for runners, there is some good news. Research suggests that endurance exercise helps preserve telomere length as one ages. A 2013 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Longevity|

Does the Human Lifespan Peak at 150 Years Old?

In February of 1875, Jeanne Calment came into the world in Arles, France. More than a century later, the daughter of a shipbuilder and miller gained a unique kind of fame most others will never achieve.  According to the Guinness Book of World Record, she became the oldest-verified person to ever live. In 1986, she became the oldest person living in France at 111 years old, and she thrived for another 11 years before passing away at 122 [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: Longevity|