Want To Know One Of The Strongest Predictors Of How Long You’ll Live? Read This

Written by on February 3, 2018 in Health, Longevity & Life Extension with 0 Comments

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By Alanna Ketler | Collective Evolution

When it comes to our morality, there are many differing views. In terms of longevity people seem to either think that it is completely out of their control, that they will have the same fate as their parents because of their genes or, that there are factors including diet and lifestyle that play a role in how long we’ll live. But, which of these are correct? Or, are all of these correct? The fact of the matter is, that there are certain things that can predict a long and healthy life. But they are likely not what you’d expect.

When we think of health, we often think mostly of the physical, so if someone were to ask you, what shouldn’t you do if you want to live a long and healthy life? You might say something like, eat too much processed food, smoke cigarettes, drink too much, not get enough exercise etc. But what if, although those are still important factors for good health, they weren’t the most important and that there were some other factors that we likely don’t think about that play an even greater role in terms of how long we will live?

Susan Philips gave a Ted Talk about this very question, and she presented information from a study titled, Social Relationships & Mortality Risk. Here’s what she found…

Non-Physical Factors Are More Important

The findings of this study are likely not what we would have guessed would be the most important factor when it comes to longevity. It shows just how much human beings need and thrive off of human interaction. Above all else, having friends and family members close by will contribute to a long life.



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