In 1960, the average lifespan of a human being was just 53 years. Today, it's 72. But then there are the outliers, the people who push the boundaries of human existence. You know, the people who live to be 90, 95, 100, and beyond. Some of them live even longer — the oldest surviving person born in the 1800s lived until 2017. But what sets those people apart? Is it diet? Location? Exercise? Some sort of eldritch invocation? As so often seems to be the case, attitude is everything.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas May 31, 2018
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