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Is 100 the New 60?
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Friday, 23 June 2017 21:49
Definitely Everywhere, June 2017—A generation among human beings is about 20 years. And when families congregate for the holidays or special occasions, it's always fun to put members together for a family portrait, which can sometimes include three, or four generations. And on very rare occasions, a family might be able to bring together as many as five age brackets.

But now, as with every year we move forward on the positive changes in nutrition, preventive treatment and lifestyles, the idea of the five generation portrait is becoming more commonplace. Perhaps you've been fortunate enough to have a "fiver" taken. 
According to a recent survey, the number of people who are 100 years of age or older has increased more than four times in the last 30 years (in our town recently a retired university professor and tennis buff lived to be 109)—a trend that will continue, so that a generation from now, the number of centenarians will be seven times today's figures. Does this mean that many 100 year olds will be living the kind of life we'd today consider normal for someone 40 years younger? Could be.

With increased attention being given to improving our mental and physical health, the chance of soon seeing centenarians running in Marathons or rolling coast to coast on a Harley isn't out of the question. Science fiction? Just wait and see.

One guarantee sure to come from this trend is the hope of a better and full life, not just a long one, but a time that flourishes in those extended years. Science is making wonderful strides; as they do, we should engage in every aspect of keeping ourselves healthy—so that when the time comes, we can latch on to whatever new miracles they will have discovered.

Remember: Aging and degeneration are not synonymous!
 
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