Summary of How to Live to Be 100+

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If you want to know the secret to a long life, ask a centenarian.


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Journalist Dan Buettner visits far-flung, long-lived populations and learns their secrets of health and vigor. Through anecdotes, he describes the remarkable people who have lived for a century or more. His lecture has value as both a how-to and an anthropological study, so getAbstract suggests it for the health-conscious and the culturally curious.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What myths about longevity persist
  • How many of the world’s centenarians behave and interact
  • How to prolong your life span


Lifestyle determines 90% of a person’s life expectancy; genes account for only 10%. So how can you increase life span? One popular myth says that you'll gain longevity “if you try really hard.” That’s not so; only about one in 5,000 Americans reaches the age of 100, so the odds of living to 100 are ...
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About the Speaker

Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones, writes for National Geographic and holds world records in endurance cycling.

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