About This Site

My name is Brian. I am 29 years old and I have always wanted to live to be at least 100. When I was a child I told everyone I knew that I would be 100 years old one day and they should get that old too. Little did I know that I would grow up thinking the same thoughts.

Update 9/20/09: Please read my personal bio if you're interested in learning more about me specifically.

Extreme Old Age

The human life span is finite, that much is for sure, but it has been growing over the years as advances in medicine, science, and general understanding of the body has evolved. In 1900 the average life expectancy of the average American was in the mid-40’s and today it is in the upper 70’s. Some countries even have average expectancies in the lower 80’s and if those are mere averages then we can bet that many more live to much greater years.

In fact nearly half live longer and we can assume that those that do live that long were doing things right. They weren’t doing the things that lead to early decay of the body or mind and they were smart about how they lived their lives. In my opinion this means that simply doing these things purposefully should greatly increase our life expectancies barring any unforeseen accidents that might be coming our way.

The World’s Oldest People

Some people in this world end up living to extreme ages. People living past 100 are actually one of the fastest growing demographics in the world which leads one to believe that with modern science and knowledge and the safety of modernity versus that of the past we can comfortably strive for 100 and truly believe it is attainable. With a little more luck we might even be able to seek loftier goals such as 110 or even push the limits of the oldest people ever documented living into their 120’s!

About This Blog

This blog is a project of mine that I have decided to take on to chronicle all the relevant information I can come across that pertains to long life, longevity, general health and lifestyle tips. In my opinion information that is related to a healthier happier life always relates to longevity because long living people are almost universally happy and healthy people! Please bookmark this site, subscribe to the feed, comment, and share articles with your friends and on your own blogs and always feel free to contact me in the comments or via email.

Leading Causes of Death

Heart Disease is easily the leading cause of death in America. One of the major contributors to heart disease is cholesterol. See the following posts for more on lowering your risk for heart disease:

How To Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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