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Myths:
• I will try really hard to be 100. False
Only 1 out of 5 will reach 100 years old. Most people are engineered to live past having kids and to live to see their kids.

• Treatments, slow or reverse aging-False. If you get hurt the cells regenerate themselves only once every eight years. So if you hurt your leg cartilage if won’t grow back.

There are nine lifestyle characteristics in areas around the world. Among them: a low-meat, plant-based diet (all of them ate a lot of beans) and a ritual of “down shifting” each day. In these other cultures they use smaller plates to avoid over eating. It’s mostly a plant based diet.

They experience the same stresses like– kids, health, finances. They managed it through daily prayer, meditation, ancestor veneration or city-wide happy hours (like the Sardinians).
Social equity peaks at age 24. In these other cultures the older people are looked to be a valued part of culture. The social value they have is the “grandmother effect” can offer wisdom in raising children and something to teach us etc…

Women live the average is 80 years while men are 76 years old. Lives are around physical activity like going up and down the stairs or walking to the market daily. These cultures foster gardening and walking.

The most average American has 1.5 friends. In these cultures they typically have 10-8 friends throughout their lives. In America our lives are split into different sections: work life and retirement. In these other cultures there are more reasons for these people woke up in the morning could be to care for an elder or a great granddaughter. They take care of families first as a priority. These cultures have a strong religions Faith based community) and strong social communities. If friends eat right have a healthy lifestyle will give a positive reflection on your life.

Resource: Ted