Longevity Articles, Life extension

Longevity Articles. How long can you live? How long will you live?

The search for a "Fountain of Youth" is centuries old. And science is making progress in the quest for life extension.

New studies offer real hope that we have not just mere possibilities for life extension but practical actions that can work for most of us.

What we know so far

We know our lifespans are both a matter of inherited genes AND our daily actions.

Average life span

The World Health Organization tracks the AVERAGE life expectancy in different countries. Their data shows that life spans are increasing across the globe.

BUT this increase has been due to eliminating many infant and early childhood deaths. Fewer childhood deaths means the AVERAGE life expectancy of a society increases. BUT this does not address the issue you want - increasing your own life expectancy.

The links below offer you 'state of the art' studies: Longevity Articles that identify specific actions that can increase YOUR life span. Other articles show that there is NO SCIENTIFIC evidence to support claims made by marketers for some longevity supplements but supplements may have merit. Learn the difference!

There are things you can do that can add years to your life span. Your longevity is NOT just a matter of genetic inheritance. Your daily choices can have a dramatic effect on how long you will live as well as the quality of life you will enjoy in your elder years.

Longevity articles and resources

  1. Longevity and you genes. Exciting news! Scientists discover a modifiable genetic basis for longevity
  2. Psychology and the Human life span How Your Attitude affects Longevity Science and attitudes Optimism/Pessimism and a longer life Practical tip for increasing longevity: dispositional optimism
  3. Physical activity and longevity: Here is the book that changes lives: Growing Younger Next Year
  4. Calorie Restriction - key to a long life??? Introduction: Calorie Restriction and Anti-aging diets The scientific evidence for/against Calorie Restriction and Aging More about Calorie Restriction longevity diets Important Calorie Restriction Diet Warning PopularCalorie restriction blogs
  5. Supplements, Food and longevity Review of TA-65 new longevity supplement Human Growth Hormone. Here is a review of the research HGH (human growth hormone) for longevity Food, Free Radicals and longevity: What science says about Anti-aging food, Free Radicals and Aging   Ganoderama mushroom for longevity
  6. Planning for a long life: Longevity needs a life plan - will yours do?
  7. Important Books with Longevity Articles: The Blue Zones: a study of life in places where people live the longest Keeping and restoring cognitive function as we age: Brain Longevity Dare to be 100 by Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. If I Live to be 100 Interviews with Centenarians by Neenah Ellis Life beyond 100 Living to be 100 by the author of The Immortality Factor

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More data:

Here are some 'overall life expectancy charts' for people living in countries around the world. Link to a table at Wikepeia CIA Factbook information for Life Expectancy by country for Longevity Articles

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