Amazing Stories of those who live past 100

There is actually an e-magazine called The Centenarian that concentrates on that demographic.  It is hard to believe but that section of the population is the fastest growing sector of the global population.

“In total numbers the United States has the most centenarians with current estimates as high as 72,000. If the population of centenarians continues to increase at its current rate of expansion there could be close to 1 million people of 100 years of age or more by 2050 residing in the US. “

There are about 450,000 people over 100 years-old worldwide right now and if current trends continue (a big if) the global population will reach 3 million by 2050.

If you would like hints on how to extend your life or what genetic and environmental characteristics do these long-living individuals have in common, check out the e-magazine thecentenarian

Below are some of the amazing things being done by those over 100 years old.

  • In February 2016 Virginia McLauren (106) danced in the White House with President Barak Obama.
  • In January 2014 Frenchman Robert Marchand (102) beat his own centenarian speed record and pedaled his bike around a velodrome, or indoor cycling track, a distance of 16.7 miles in one hour. That is over 16 miles an hour for a whole hour.  Many 40 year olds can’t bike that fast.
  • In March of 2014 Ephraim Engleman, (102) still sees patients.  He said, “You got to be happy and you got to be lucky. And you got to keep young, that’s important. And the way to do that, take my word for it, you just got to keep breathing. That is critical to longevity.”

So to live a long life, “Keep Breathing”… Doctor’s orders!

“The idea is to die young… as late as possible.”  Unknown