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June 20, 2005

News & Opinion: Being Old and Loving it

By: Jack @ 7:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Today, The Wall Street Journal made my subscription worth every penny. The front page of The Journal Report--Section R--is an article called The Secrets of Successful Aging [sub. needed] and it is loaded with value business stuff, along with some great factoids. The business applications is the fact that we are potentially killing ourselves if you dont, of course, eat right and exercise but what is surprising is the latest studies are showing that stress is also right up there with eating right and exercising to help us live longer. Longevity has less to do with genes and more to do with finding ways of dealing with stress.
Here are a couple of factoids from the article:
  • 11 - The number of additional years a 75 year old man can expect to live.

  • 13 - The number of additional years a 75 year old woman can expect to live.

  • 40 - The waistline measurement, at which risk for heart attack increases dramatically

  • 74 - Average life expectancy for a boy born in 2001

  • 122 - The oldest fully authenticated age to which any human has lived

Read the article and possibly live longer.