Why do some people live so long? (video)

The CDC expects the life expectancy of Americans to grow in the next few years from 76 years to about 85 years.

The average life expectancy in the United States is 76 years according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Others live beyond this standard. Government figures show that there are more than 72,000 centenarians in the United States, or those who have reached the age of 100.

The CDC projects that the life expectancy of all Americans will grow to 85.6 years by 2060. They attribute current patterns in deaths to more vaccinations, fewer infectious diseases, and prevention programs from alcohol and smoking.

Gantz has already outgrown it. She celebrated her 90th birthday in April surrounded by friends and family at her home in Sarasota, Florida.

“I’m almost 5-6 months into my 91st year and still don’t know how I became 90. And as I told someone, it happens day in and day out. Then all of a sudden, it’s like what or what?” Gantz said. “The party was beautiful, they put a lot of planning into it.”

You may be wondering what is her secret to staying happy and healthy.

“I play mahjong a few times a week, go to the gym twice a week — that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily fun, I try to do water aerobics, have fun at least once a week and go out socially,” Gantz said.

The number of Americans aged 90 and over has nearly tripled since the 1980s.

But Jean still has a few ways to get to the level set by these two people: Jean-Louis Calment of France and Jeremon Kimura of Japan.

The oldest male and female ever lived lived to 122 years and 116 years, respectively, according to Guinness World Records.

Family members say Calment was on a good diet, but loved sweets and ate about two pounds of chocolate a week.

Kimura’s life motto has reportedly been to “eat light to live long”.

There may be some truth to the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

A study published this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that obesity and diabetes can thwart our longevity. The researchers recommended a Mediterranean diet that focuses on seafood and vegetables and reduces meat and sugar intake.

Regular exercise can slow daddy time and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

German researchers analyzed a few studies and determined that regular exercise can add nearly four years to some people’s lifespan. Good genes also influence. It is estimated that a quarter of the variance in lifespan is dictated by genes.

However, the science of all the specific genes and how they help with longevity is still a work in progress. Then there is the lifestyle.

More seniors stay mentally EnergeticThe more, the greater its ability to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute on Aging.

It’s something Jan Gantz in the 90s was able to do, even through isolation during the pandemic.

“I’ve had time reading and interacting on the computer with people playing mahjong and games, and it was just a different time. I feel very lucky to have been through this and not get scarred from so much of it,” Gantz said.

When asked about the advice Gantz would give to others looking to live a long and happy life, she gave an answer that reflected how she lived her life.

And she said, “Be kind. And smile. Come out with a smile, and you’ll always meet someone. And I think kindness in today’s world will go a long way.”