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Living a Long and Fulfilling Life: The Key to Proactive Aging

As the US population ages, a small percentage of individuals, around 2.7%, are reaching the age of 100 years old or more. While genetics may play a role in longevity, research suggests that only about 20% is responsible for it. To increase the chances of living a longer and healthier life, experts recommend taking proactive steps now.

Dr. Jose Santana, an Internal Medicine specialist, emphasizes the importance of maintaining independence and quality of life as key goals for many individuals. By incorporating healthy behaviors into daily routines, such as regular physical activity, following a healthy diet, practicing mindful eating habits, staying socially engaged and getting enough sleep, more than 80% of chronic diseases can be prevented.

Research has shown that centenarians tend to follow a diet low in calories and high in vegetables and stop eating when they are 80% full. Maintaining strong social connections has also been linked to a greater likelihood of living longer. Furthermore, getting adequate sleep is essential as chronic sleep deprivation has been associated with various health conditions and an increased risk of death.

Positive personality traits such as good sense of humor and positive attitude may also contribute to longevity by adopting a holistic approach to health and well-being. Taking these steps now can improve your chances of leading a long and fulfilling life.

In conclusion, while genetics may play some role in longevity, taking proactive steps now by incorporating healthy behaviors into daily routines can significantly increase the chances of living a longer and healthier life. By focusing on maintaining independence and quality of life as key goals and adopting a holistic approach to health and well-being individuals can improve their chances of leading a long and fulfilling life.

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