Will you live to blow out 100 birthday candles? If you’re thinking NOT ME, then consider that a lot more people are making it to the triple digits in the 21st century. Thanks to advances in technology, education, and healthcare and medicine, the number of centenarians increased by a whopping 51 percent between 1990 and 2000 alone.
There’s no question about it, women and men are living longer than ever before in human history, and it has become much more likely that you will someday fill the post of great-great-grandparent. What many folks do not realize is that our circumstances and everyday habits play a major role in how long (and how well) a person will live.
Here are 13 signs that YOU will live to the ripe old age of 100…
You Had a Healthy Weight in Your Teens
In a pediatrics study, 137 African Americans were followed from birth to 28 years of age. What it found is that being overweight at age 14 makes it more likely that one will have type 2 diabetes as an adult.
Diabetes increases the risk of developing heart disease by up to 400 percent in adults. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more than 610,000 people annually.