Mittwoch, 28. September 2011

Aging is Optional

Modern technology has greatly increased the average life expectancy over the past century, and there are more and more people who live to celebrate their 100th birthdays. It's worth remembering that when today's centenarians were born, the life expectancy was only about 50 years. Although the life expectancy is currently only about 80 years, it's very possible that we'll actually live a lot longer if the trend of the past 100 years continues.

I recently turned 40. In late 2008, I made a goal of staying as biologically young as I could for as long as I could. Around that time, I read a book called "Fantastic Voyage," by Ray Kurzweil and Dr. Terry Grossman, which is a good starter for anybody who wants to start an anti-aging program. Even though I have not applied all of the advice given in that book, I have been trying to get more fruits and vegetables in my diet, am getting more exercise, and adding anti-aging supplements as I can afford them. I'm writing this blog to share my experiences with various anti-aging measures.

Far too many people become weaker and lose various physical abilities as they get older. However, as more is known about the things that one can do to prevent this, and maybe even to cure it, it looks as though this century will finally bring the end of this suffering.