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Living Past 100

A study in the Nature Communications journal found that humans could live up to 150 years under certain conditions. Nature Communications’ strategy in improving life expectancy has to do with reducing frailty. If your body’s “biological age”, which is the age of your body’s cells, is younger than your chronological age, your lifespan will increase. Your “biological age” ebbs and flows depending on your habits, where you live, and your ability to handle stress. By examining blood cells and physical exercise, Nature Communications concluded that there are certain factors that can increase longevity. Resilience to stress is a major factor in improving longevity, and it can also be affected by sleep, diet, and exercise. Currently, the average life expectancy is 77 years. If we all start taking our “biological age” more seriously, that number could almost double.

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