The US already has over 90 000 centenarians, and numbers are steadily increasing, new research from Denmark has shown, it is likely that most babies born in high income countries after 2000 will see their 100th birthday, living on average 20 more years than those born before.
DRINK GREEN TEA
Those who drink 5+ cups of green tea a day had a significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke.
People who are outgoing are 50% less likely to develop dementia due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a recent study by the karolinska institute in Sweden found.
Those who frequently ate nuts gained on average an additional 2 years life expectancy due to their numerous cardiovascular benefits, according to an archives of internal medicine publication.
Flossing regularly can add up to 6 years on to your life expectancy by removing bacteria that can cause inflammation, which in turn reduces the risk of strokes and heart disease.
DO NOT SMOKE
Smoking for the majority of your lifetime can cut up to 10 years off of your lifespan. However if you quit by the age of 50, you can gain 6 of those years back.
EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY
Researchers from evercare state that using and keeping up with the newest technology trends helps to keep brain cells young and healthy and ensures we are socially engaged.
HAVE A BABY LATER IN LIFE
Falling pregnant naturally after age 40 is a great sign showing that you have genes that help you live longer according to lead a lead researcher at the university of utah. Findings show that those who have babies later in life are almost 15% less likely to die during any age after 50 than those who had babies before age 40.
TAKE MORE HOLIDAYS
According to health.com cutting down on your leisure time can increase the risk of having heart disease eightfold, due to the lack of downtime away from the stress and strains of work.
Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night is imperative to the healing process and longevity of cells, however most do not get this, which severely hinders daily cell processes.
DRINK A LITTLE WINE
Drinking a small glass of wine each day could help protect your heart by raising levels of good cholesterol. A million person study revealed that light drinkers had an 18% lower death rate than those that didn't drinkt over the course of the study.
How you respond to stress is a key factor in life expectancy. Research from the new england centenarian study revealed that those born with a sunny disposition deal better with stress, thereby increasing their chances of seeing their 100th birthday.
Which country has the highest percentage of centenarians?
France 1 in 3076
US 1 in 3300
Japan 1 in 3522