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Altern – Langlebigkeit – Unsterblichkeit

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis (verbergen)

  1. 1. Hochaltrigkeit – Statistiken
  2. 2. Langlebigkeit – günstige Lebensweise
  3. 3. Gnad' von Gott
  4. 4. Zitate zum Thema Altern, Langlebigkeit, Unsterblichkeit / Ageing, longevity, immortality
    1. 4.1 Zitate allgemein
    2. 4.2 General quotes
    3. 4.3 Quotes by David R. Hawkins
    4. 4.4 Quotes – Longevity and immortality
    5. 4.5 General quotes – Humorous
  5. 5. Englische Texte – English section on Ageing, longevity, immortality
    1. 5.1 Augmenting life expectancy (scale)
    2. 5.2 Longevity principles obtained from Hot Spots (Blue Zones)
    3. 5.3 Gallup AARP – Blue Zones Vitality Project
    4. 5.4 Results of research in centenarianism
    5. 5.5 Tips for longevity
    6. 5.6 Super-centenarians
    7. 5.7 Research on super-centenarians – Ben Abba
    8. 5.8 "Methuselah" rediscovered – encounters with the oldest immortal alive
    9. 5.9 Guidelines shared by super-centenarians
    10. 5.10 Life span enhancing attitudes and behaviors
    11. 5.11 Seven physical factors of aging
    12. 5.12 Variance in life expectancy as a result of the social inequality gap
    13. 5.13  Transhumanism – Cybernetic immortality
  6. 6. Links zum Thema Altern, Langlebigkeit, Unsterblichkeit / Ageing, longevity, immortality
    1. 6.1 Literatur
    2. 6.2 Literature (engl.)
    3. 6.3 Externe Weblinks
    4. 6.4 External web links (engl.)
    5. 6.5 Audio- und Videolinks
    6. 6.6 Audio and video links (engl.)
    7. 6.7 Audio and video links (engl.) – Ben Abba on immortality / Unsterblichkeit
    8. 6.8 Audio and video links (engl.) – Dan Buettner
    9. 6.9 Audio and video links (engl.) – David R. Hawkins
    10. 6.10 Audio and video links (engl.) – Mario Martinez
    11. 6.11 Audio and video links (engl.) – Arcady Petrov
    12. 6.12 Audio and video links (engl.) – Longevity conference
    13. 6.13 Audio and video links (engl.) – Vitamine D3 intake / Vitamin D3-Versorgung
    14. 6.14 Movie links (engl.)
    15. 6.15 Interne Links

 

 

 

Knoten der Ewigkeit

 

༺·❄·༻
Rat eines Unsterblichen für Langlebigkeit
Bewahre ein ruhiges Herz,
sitze wie eine Schildkröte,
bewege dich munter wie eine Taube
und schlafe wie ein Hund.

Li Ching-Yuen (1678-1933)
chinesischer Überhundertjähriger
The Amazing 250 Year-Old Man1

༺·❄·༻
Advice for longevity by an Immortal
Keep a quiet heart,
sit like a tortoise,
walk sprightly like a pigeon
and sleep like a dog.

Li Ching-Yuen (1678-1933)
Chinese centenarian
The Amazing 250 Year-Old Man


 

Hochaltrigkeit – Statistiken

Die Hundertjährigen sind die am schnellsten wachsende Bevölkerungsgruppe weltweit.


Der Jungbrunnen, 1546
Lucas Cranach d. Ä., deutscher Maler
  • In Deutschland gibt es rund 10 000 über Hundertjährige bei einem Durchschnittsalter von 79,6 Jahren in der Gesamtbevölkerung.
    • Für das Jahr 2025 werden über 44 000 Hundertjährige in Deutschland prognostiziert.
  • Männer im Vereinigten Königreich haben eine durchschnittliche Lebenserwartung von 77 Jahren, Frauen von 82 Jahren.
  • In den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika leben 61 000 Menschen, die über 100 Jahre alt sind. [Stand 2009]
  • Japan ist mit 40 399 über Hundertjährigen weltweit prozentual das Land mit den meisten Hochaltrigen.
    Auch das Durchschnittsalter der Japaner von 85 Jahre ist weltweiter Rekord. [Stand Ende 2009]

 

Progression der durchschnittlichen Lebenserwartung weltweit
ZeitraumDurchschnittliche
Lebensspanne

Weltweit
Anmerkung
3000 v. Chr.24 JahreDieser Trend hielt ungebrochen an bis um 1700, nahezu bis zum Anbruch der Industriellen Revolution, die um etwa 1750 begann.
185038 Jahre 
190950 Jahre 
195967 Jahre 
2007 Die Anzahl der Neugeborenen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ist etwa gleich hoch mit der Anzahl der 104-Jährigen. Die Lebenserwartung wird sich aufgrund der zu erwartenden lebensverlängernden Medikamenten steigern.
200978 JahreDie Lebensspanne von Frauen in Industriestaaten übersteigt die der Männer um 5 bis 7 Jahre.
200985 Jahre
Japan – Weltrekord
Das Durchschnittsalter der Japaner ist 85 Jahre.
205092 JahreVoraussichtliche Lebenserwartung

Langlebigkeit – günstige Lebensweise

Die vorsichtigen Guten leben länger.
Die US-amerikanischen Psychologen Dr. Howard S. Friedman und Dr. Leslie Martin werteten die längste Langlebigkeitsstudie der Welt aus, die von Lewis Terman in den 20-iger Jahren begonnen wurde.2 belegen in ihrem Buch The Longevity Project. Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study (Frühjahr 2012)3, dass die Lebenserwartung in homogenen Kreisen durch Gewissenhaftigkeit [engl. conscientiousness] erhöht wird. Nicht wie bisher angenommen wurde, leben leichtlebige Optimisten länger, sondern die verantwortungsbewusste, gründlichen, beharrlichen und arbeitsamen Menschen. Verheiratete Männer und Singlefrauen oder Witwen leben länger, nicht jedoch unglücklich verheiratete Frauen.

 

Soziales Ungleichgewicht ist lebensverkürzend.
Das englische Epidemiologenpaar Prof. Richard Wilkinson und Prof. Kate Pickett haben in Veröffentlichungen4 nachgewiesen, dass das soziale Machtgefälle in reichen westlichen Industrieländern die Lebenserwartung am stärksten beeinflusst. Betroffen sind Länder jenseits des epidemiologischen Übergangs5, wo die häufigsten Todesursachen nicht mehr Infektionen sind, sondern degenerative Erkrankungen des Herz-Kreislauf-Systems oder Krebs.

Quelle: ► Artikel Langweiler leben länger, präsentiert von dem
deutschen Onlinemagazin des Heise Zeitschriften Verlags Telepolis, Matthias Becker, 11. Juli 2011

 

33 lebensverlängernde Verhaltenstipps
༺༻Lebens-
bereich
VerhaltenLebensverlängerungErklärungStudie / Quelle
1. SpiritualitätAls Mönch lebenMönche leben fast fünf Jahre länger als andere Männer.Enthaltsamkeit von Nikotin, Alkohol, riskanten AutofahrtenBundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung, D
2.BildungZur Schule gehenGeringe Bildung verringert das Leben von Männern um 7,2 Jahre, von Frauen um 9,1 Jahre.Gebildete leben gesünder, bewegen sich mehr, ernähren sich besser und gehen eher zum Arzt.Studie, Universität Bern, CH
3.DienenArbeitenArbeitslose Männer leben um 14,3 Jahre kürzer, arbeitslose Frauen um 12,6 Jahre. Institut für medizinische Psychologie, Universität Leipzig
4.HaltungStarker LebenswilleZur Altersphase positiv Eingestellte leben sieben Jahre länger.Sie sind optimistischer und gesundheitsbewusster.Langzeitstudie an 660 Personen im Alter ab 50 Jahren, Universität Yale, New Haven, Connecticut
5.HaltungGütig und freundlich lebenMitgefühl, Dankbarkeit und Großzügigkeit verlängert das Leben.Geben und Helfen stärkt das ImmunsystemDacher Keltner, Psychologe, University of California, Berkeley, Kalifornien
6.KontakteKüssen und SchmusenVielküsser leben bis zu fünf Jahre länger. Psychologe Gordon G. Gallup, New York
7.KontakteRegelmäßiger SexMänner, die mehr als zweimal pro Woche einen Orgasmus haben, werden älter als jene, die weniger als einmal pro Monat Sex haben.Sex senkt das Herzinfarkt- und Schlaganfall-Risiko, stärkt das Immunsystem und lässt um sieben Jahre jünger aussehen.Forschungen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und England
8.KontakteFortpflanzungFrauen mit Kindern leben etwa 3,2 Jahre länger als kinderlose.Mütter und Väter leben vorsichtiger als kinderlose Paare.Englische Studie
9.KontakteMit dem Partner streitenHarmoniesüchtige Paare, die Ärger runterschlucken sterben früher.Belastendes aussprechen klärt die Lage.Studie an 200 Eheleuten, Universität Michigan
10.KontakteNicht scheiden lassenGeschiedene Männer leben 9,3 und geschiedene Frauen 9,8 Jahre kürzer als gesunde und glückliche Testpersonen. Studie des Zentrums zur Erforschung des demografischen Wandels, Rostock
11.KontakteÄlterer Mann und jüngere FrauMänner mit einer 7-9 Jahre jüngeren Partnerin haben ein um 11% geringeres Sterberisiko als Männer mit gleichaltrigen Frauen.Jüngere Frauen pflegen den Mann besser, sind körperlich und geistig aktiver.Ausgewertetes Datenmaterial von zwei Millionen Menschen, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, Sven Drefahl,
auswertender Forscher
12.KontakteFreundschaften pflegenÄltere Menschen mit Freunden leben länger.Familienmitglieder haben nicht denselben Effekt.Studie, Australien
13.KontakteHaustiere haltenHundehalter leben 1 Jahr länger.
Manche Hundebesitzer gehen zu 21 Prozent seltener zum Arzt als Nicht-Tierbesitzer.
Sie sind nie einsam. Drei tägliche Spaziergänge halten fit.Umfangreiche US-Studie, University of California, Dr. Judith Siegel, Studienautorin
14.Essen und TrinkenKaffee trinkenFrauen, die täglich zwei bis drei Tassen Kaffee über den Tag verteilt trinken, haben ein um 25 Prozent geringeres Risiko für Herzkreislauf-Erkrankungen. Zwei US-Langzeitstudien, veröffentlicht in Fachzeitschrift Annals of Internal Medicine
15.Essen und TrinkenMäßiger RotweingenussTäglich ein Glas RotweinDer Inhaltsstoff Resveratrol verlängert das Leben um durchschnittlich 1,9 Jahre.US-Wissenschaftler, veröffentlicht in der US-amerikanischen nonprofit wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschrift Public Library of Science (PLOS)
16.Essen und TrinkenMäßiger Biergenuss1-2 Gläser Bier täglich fördern die Herzgesundheit.Herzschutzstoffe im Bier wirken lebensverlängernd.Analyse aus 50 Studien
17.Essen und TrinkenMäßiger AlkoholgenussAlkohol trinkende Frauen sterben durchschnittlich 23,1 Jahre früher,
Alkohol trinkende Männer um 16,2 Jahre.
 Unité d’alcoologie, Universitätsspital Genf, Pascal Gache, Experte der Alkohologie
18.Essen und TrinkenTäglich frühstückenRegelmäßig zu frühstücken verlängert das Leben um rund 1,1 Jahre.Stoffwechsel und Verdauung starten langsam, verringert Stress.Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung (DZFA)
19.Essen und TrinkenGeringer FleischverzehrRotes Fleisch (Rind, Schwein, Schaf) erhöht die Rate von Krebs, Herz- und Kreislaufleiden.
____________
Gelegentlich Rinderfilet ist förderlich.
Enthält viel Zink, hilft dem Immunsystem, kräftigt die Muskeln und die Spermienproduktion.Studie zum Ernährungsverhalten an 545 000 US-Amerikanern, Nationale US-Gesundheits-
forschungsinstitute (NIH)
20.Essen und TrinkenMahlzeiten kürzen
____________
Ein- bis zweimal wöchentlich aufs Abendessen verzichten
Kalorienbeschränkung auf 1200-1900 Kilokalorien täglich verlängert das Leben der japanischen Ureinwohner von Okinawa.Senkt die Körpertemperatur, verlangsamt den Stoffwechsel 
21.Essen und TrinkenErdnussbutter essenTyp-2-Diabetiker, die fünfmal wöchentlich Erdnussbutter essen, halbieren ihr Herzinfarkt- und Schlaganfall-Risiko.Nüsse senken das böse Cholesterin, reduzieren Entzündungen, stärken die HerzkranzgefäßeLangzeitstudie an 6000 Frauen, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
22.WohnortLandlebenEine gesunde Wohngegend mit wenig Verkehr verlängert das Leben um rund 2,8 Jahre.Verringert Lärmstress, giftige Abgase und HerzinfarktrrisikoStudie an über 1500 Herzinfarkt-Patienten um Stockholm, Karolinska Instituteten, Stockholm, Schweden
23.Wohlver-
halten
Ausreichender SchlafGenügend Schlaf verlängert das Leben um drei Jahre.Frauen brauchen sieben Stunden Schlaf pro Nacht,
Männer acht Stunden.
Studie, University of Warwick, England
24.Wohlver-
halten
LächelnWer häufiger lächelt, lebt zu sieben Jahre länger. Feldstudie mit 5.000 Teilnehmern, McMaster University, Hamilton, Kanada
25.Wohlver-
halten
Stillepausen einhaltenMindestens einmal täglich völlige Stille zu wahren, regeneriert den Körper.Radio, Fernsehen, Handy, Computer ausschalten. 
26.Wohlver-
halten
Musikinstru-
mente spielen
Musiker, besonders Klavierspieler, leben länger.Sie trainieren das Gehirn, lernen bis ins hohe Alter und entspannen sich während des Musizierens.Studie, Großbritannien
27.Wohlver-
halten
Hirnsport betreibenGedächtnistraining, Gedichte lernen, Sudoku, Kreuzworträtsel lösen, Tänze lernen, Handarbeiten Klaus von Dohnanyi und Ulla Hahn, Gedichte fürs Gedächtnis
28.Wohlver-
h alten
NichtrauchenRauchende Männer sterben 18,2 Jahre früher.
Rauchende Frauen sterben 22 Jahre früher.
Ohne Passivrauchen lebt man 6,9 Jahre länger.
Weniger Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen.Über 30 Jahre laufende Langzeitstudie mit etwa 54 000 Männern und Frauen, Universität Oslo
29.Wohlver-
halten
Ruhestand hinauszögernRentner ab 55 wurden durchschnittlich 72 Jahre alt.
Rentner ab 60 wurden durchschnittlich 76 Jahre alt.
Rentner ab 65 wurden durchschnittlich 80 Jahre alt.
Die Sterblichkeitsrate erhöht sich je früher man in Rente geht.Studie an Ex-Beschäftigten eines US-Ölkonzerns
30.Körper-
pflege
Zähne putzen/flossenOhne Parodontitis (durch regelmäßiges Reinigen mit Zahnseide) lebt man 6,4 Jahre länger.Entzündungen im Mundraum erhöhen das Risiko für Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen und Diabetes.Neuseeländische Zahnärzte
31.BewegungLaufen, RadfahrenDreimal wöchentlich eine halbe Stunde laufen oder Fahrrad fahrenVerringert das Risiko für Osteoporose (Knochenbrüchigkeit) um ein DrittelStudie Cycling & Health, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
32.BewegungSport betreiben
Ausdauertraining
Wer sich bewegt, lebt länger.Beugt Übergewicht und dessen Folgekrankheiten vor.Department for Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala, Schweden
Liisa Byberg und Kollegen
33.BewegungSchüttelkur praktizieren
____________
Übung aus der chinesischen Heilkunst
Beine schulterbreit auseinander, locker in die Knie gehen und etwas wippen,
Arme baumeln lassen, Augen schließen, dabei 30 Sekunden lang ruhig atmen.
Maximale Sauerstoffversorgung 
Quelle: ► Empfehlungsliste anhand des Artikels 33 Tipps, wie auch Sie 100 Jahre alt werden,
präsentiert von der deutschen Bild-Zeitung, 11. September 2009

Gnad' von Gott

10 Jahre lang ein Kind.
20 Jahr' ein Jüngling.
Mit 30 Jahren ein Mann.
Mit 40 Jahren wohlgetan.
Mit 50 Jahren Stillestand.
Mit 60 Jahren geht's Alter an.
Mit 70 Jahren ein Greis.
Mit 80 Jahren schneeweiß.
Mit 90 Jahren gebückt und tot.
Mit 100 Jahren Gnad' von Gott.

Unbekannt

Zitate zum Thema Altern, Langlebigkeit, Unsterblichkeit / Ageing, longevity, immortality

Zitate allgemein

Persönliche Bekenntnisse
Hinweis: Der Dalai Lama verzichtet auf das Abendessen, schläft 8-9 Stunden und meditiert regelmäßig.

  • Ich denke, du solltest vom Tisch aufstehen, wenn du immer noch hungrig bist. Du gewöhnst dich daran, abends nichts zu essen und stellst fest, wie gut du dich fühlst. Wenn du den Leuten nur vermitteln könntest, nicht so verflixt viel zu essen. Walter Breuning (1896-2011) US-amerikanischer Über-Hundertjähriger, Zeitung Great Falls Tribune, 2009

 

  • Ich lehne es ab, das Alter wegoperieren zu lassen. Eine Frau kann im Alter ihre zweite oder dritte Schönheit entfalten. Hanna Schygulla (*1943) deutsche Schauspielerin, Sängerin

 

Fragen

  • Warum betrachten wir das Alter nicht als eine neue Entwicklungsphase im menschlichen Leben – nicht Verlust der Jugendlichkeit, sondern eine Entwicklung mit offenem Ende und eigenen Gesetzen, die wir vielleicht auf noch nie dagewesene Weise selbst bestimmen können. Betty Friedan (1921-2006) US-amerikanische Feministin, Aktivistin, Autorin, Mythos Alter, 1993

 

Zukunftsaussichten

  • Alle, die jetzt um die 50 sind, werden hoffentlich noch etwas von unseren Forschungen haben. In 15 Jahren, wenn diese Menschen 65 sind, wird es Medikamente geben, die unser Leben deutlich verlängern. […]
    Wir gehen davon aus, dass die Lebensspanne genetisch bedingt ist, und wir wissen, dass die Obergrenze deutlich über 100 liegt. Dr. Matthias Platzer (*1957) deutscher Altersforscher, Leibniz-Institut, Jena, zitiert in: Artikel Wer jetzt 50 ist, kann über100 Jahre alt werden, 11. Dezember 2007

 

Einsichten

  • Alt sein ist ja ein herrliches Ding, wenn man nicht verlernt hat, was anfangen heißt. Martin Buber (1878-1965) jüdisch-österreichischer Religionsforscher und -philosoph, Begegnung. Autobiographische Fragmente, S. 67, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 4. Auflage 1986
  • Mit 15 Jahren fasste ich den Entschluss, mich dem Lernen zu widmen.
    Mit 30 Jahren stand ich fest auf dem Boden.
    Mit 40 Jahren ließ ich mich nicht mehr von meinem Ziel abbringen.
    Mit 50 Jahren erfuhr ich den Willen des Himmels.
    Mit 60 Jahren schenkte ich den Geboten des Himmels ein gelehriges Ohr.
    Mit 70 Jahren konnte ich nach Herzenslaune handeln,
    denn meine Absichten durchkreuzten nicht mehr den Willen des Himmels.

    Konfuzius (551-479 v. Chr.) chinesischer Weiser, Sozialphilosoph, Stifter der chinesischen Staatsreligion, Förderer des Sinns allen Wissens und Lernens in der sittlichen Vollkommenheit, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Mit zwanzig Jahren ist der Mensch ein Pfau,
    mit dreißig ein Löwe,
    mit vierzig ein Kamel,
    mit fünfzig eine Schlange,
    mit sechzig ein Hund,
    mit siebzig ein Affe,
    mit achtzig – nichts.
    [Original spanisch: "A los veinte años será Pabón; a los treinta, León; a los quarenta, Camello; a los cinqüenta, Serpiente; a los sesenta, Perro; a los setenta, Mona; y a los ochenta, nada."]
Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658) spanischer Jesuit, Hochschullehrer, Prosaschriftsteller des Barock, Morales, S. 276, Handorakel, Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit'', 1647, A. Kröner, 13. Auflage 1992

 

  • Allein in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika leben derzeit 61.000 Menschen, die über 100 Jahre alt sind [Stand 2009].
    Aus der Hundertjährigen-Forschung wurde bekannt:
    • Unter den Hundertjährigen gibt es WEDER Atheisten noch Religiöse. Sie sind jedoch allesamt spirituell ausgerichtet.
    • Hundertjährige gehen nicht zum Arzt. [Sie bleiben gesund.]
    • Alle Hundertjährigen verhandeln mit dem Leben.
    • [Sie sind humorvoll, belastbar, fühlen sich nicht als Opfer – angesichts von Schicksalsschlägen.]
    • Hundertjährige vergeben sehr leicht.
    • Hundertjährige glauben nicht an den Ruhestand. [Sie bleiben aktiv / produktiv.]
    • Hundertjährige sind allesamt leicht untergewichtig.
"Tödlich" sind:
  • die fehlende Bereitschaft zu vergeben [und an Ressentiments / Groll festzuhalten]
  • an Vorstellungen vom mittleren Alter festzuhalten
Podcast Audiointerview mit Mario Martinez, PsyD, uruguaiianischer klinischer Neuropsychologe, kontemplativer Psychologe, Psychoneuroimmunologe, Autor, The Mind-Body Code, präsentiert von Sounds True, Gastgeberin Tami Simon, Minute 24:23+ von 36:46 Minuten Dauer, gesendet 4. August 2009

 

  • Von denjenigen, die im Jahr 2000 zur Welt gekommen sind, werden einige bei klarem Verstand das Jahr 2150 erleben. Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., US-amerikanischer Professor für Biologie, Altersforscher, University of Texas, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Wer an Gott glaubt lebt bis zu 14 Jahre länger. Bei der positiven Auswirkung auf die Gesundheit spielt es keine Rolle, an welchen Gott geglaubt wird. Es funktioniert in jeder Religion ähnlich. Prof. Dr. Harold Koenig, US-amerikanischer Professor für Psychiatrie, Leiter des Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke Universität, North Carolina, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Keine Grenze verlockt mehr zum Schmuggeln als die Altersgrenze. Robert Musil (1880-1942) österreichischer Aphoristiker, Dramatiker, Romanschriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

General quotes

Personal avowals

  • I think the reason that I have lived this long and am still perpetually healthy is because nothing has irritated me since I was 40 years old. Because of that, my heart is very calm, peaceful and divinely tranquil. That is why I am free from any illness, and always healthy and happy. Li Ching Yuen (1678-1933) Chinese supercentenarian, herbalist, died at age 256

 

  • All your life, you think 60 is ancient, and all of a sudden, you find you're 60 and you don't really feel that different. I feel stronger and more engaged. This is the best time of my life. Glenn Close (*1947) US American film, television and stage actress, source unknown

 

(↓)

Secret of longevity and creativity

Wood said this at age 104 years, and she died at age 105.

  • I owe it all to art books, chocolate and young men. Beatrice Wood ["Esteemed American Artist"] (1893-1998) US American artist, studio potter

 

Recommendations

(↓)

Ikaria islanders reach age 100 at 3 times the rate than in the United States. Dementia is virtually non existent on Ikaria, whereas about half of the Americans over age 85 suffer from it.

  • Keep your feet warm, and your head cool.
    Have a glass of wine with dinner and leave the table before you’re full!
    Longevity advice by a Greek Orthodox priest, Aegean island of Ikaria, Blue Zone, 93-year old [status 2012]

 

Conclusions

  • We just don't know what the age limit might be. In fact, by extending trend lines, we can show that maximum and average lifespans, could continue to increase far into the foreseeable future. Because we can detect no limit it is possible that indeed there is no limit. Average human life span keeps increasing dramatically and maximum human lifespan seems to follow. I see no statistical or demonstrated biological reason how we would know that this must stop. Siegfried Hekimi, biologist, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, cited in: Article No detectable limit to how long people can live, presented by McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 28. Juni 2017

 

  • We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did. Video presentation by Jane Fonda (*1937) Academy Award-winning US American actress, political activist, philanthropist, speaker, writer, Life's third act, presented by TEDx Women Talks 2011, minute 00:24, 11:20 minutes duration, filmed December 2011, posted January 2012

 

Future prospects

  • I think it's reasonable to suppose that one could oscillate between being biologically 20 and biologically 25 indefinitely. Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Dr., British biomedical gerontologist, educated at Cambridge University, presently chairman and chief science officer of The Methuselah Foundation, editor in chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, source unknown

 

Insights

  • Remember that life's length is not measured by its hours and days, but by that which we have done therein. A useless life is short if it lasts a century. There are greater and better things in us all, if we would find them out. There will always be in this world – wrongs. No wrong is really successful. The day will come when light and truth and the just and the good shall be victorious and wrong as evil will be no more forever. Walter Breuning (1896-2011) US American super-centenarian, world's oldest man at his 113th birthday celebrations, 21. September 2009

 

 

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Godfrey Camille

Emotionally crippled and a lonely youngster, exhibited negative coping styles that did not allow him to truly connect to others. Retired medical doctor with his own practice, he was a devoted husband and an exemplary father.

  • People develop over time, inexorably, and as they do it, empathy, and also self-comfort and joy increase.
    There are two pillars of adult development and joy: One pillar is love, the other is finding an empathic way of coping with difficulties that does not push love away and perhaps most importantly remembering to take that love inside and not devaluing it. Video presentation by George Vaillant, Ph.D. (*1934) US American professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, third director of the Grant Study of Adult Development, Harvard University, From emotionally crippled to loving personality, presented by TED Talks TEDxAmsterdam 2014, YouTube film, minute 18:06, 19:14 minutes duration, posted 28. November 2014

 

  • The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. Doris Lessing (1919-2013) British writer, presented by British national "quality" Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times, London, 10. May 1992

 

  • I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I'm not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
    Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
    Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can't live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It's time to show up and be seen. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW brenebrown.com US American shame, vulnerability, empathy researcher, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, lecturer, author, excerpt from the midlife journey: an excerpt from wholehearted, 12. August 2009

 

  • Old age ain't no place for sissies. Bette Davis (1908-1989) US American actress of film, television and theater, cited in: Roz Warren, Rosalind Warren, Women's Lip. Outrageous, Irreverent and Just Plain Hilarious Quotes, Sourcebooks, 2006
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Unexpected discoveries about longevity found by an extraordinary 80-year study

  1. Give more to live more.
  2. Run the rat race.
  3. Train without pain.
  4. Fret a little.
  5. Have more fun in bed.
Article How To Live Longer And Better: Surprising Secrets Of A Long Life, presented by the US American liberal-oriented online newspaper The Huffington Post, Amanda Schupak, 24. April 2013

 


Ahornblatt

 

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Note:

Dan Buettner is a US American longevity coach and explorer. He writes for the magazine National Geographic.

  • One myth [Dan] Buettner’s studies dispel is that longevity is genetic. Buettner explains that
    • only 10% of how long we live is dictated by our genes, the other 90% is dictated by our lifestyle.
    • Furthermore, Buettner debunks the ideas that effort will allow one to live past 100 and that treatments exist that can slow the aging process.
After observing the Blue Zones, it’s clear that lifestyle is key to the aging process.
No pills, no treadmills, no "diets", or self-help books are found in these cultures. Those who live the longest in our world have been doing so with the technology and ideals of their ancestors. Blue Zones hold the Four Keys to Longevity, presented by dietsinreview.com, 6. June 2012

 

  • At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, at 80 a nothing at all. Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658) Spanish Jesuit, university teacher, baroque prose writer, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, 1647

 

  • Youth is the most precious thing in life; it is too bad it has to be wasted on young folks. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925, cited in article Age Gives Way to Youth in New Liberty Picture, presented by Seattle Daily Times, Richard E. Hays, quote page 6, column 5, Seattle, Washington, 10. August 1934

 

  • Growing old can mean more than slowing down; it can be a time of truly growing down and incarnating further. Because the inner genius that tries to incarnate through us will keep calling for us to awaken further until we come to the end of our life adventure. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, The Genius Myth, Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, April 2016

 

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Elders vs. olders

  • Elders, by tribal imagination, and by more recent definition, are those who have learned from their own lives, those who have extracted a knowledge of themselves and the world from their own lives. We know that a person can age and still be very infantile. This happens if a person doesn't open and understand the nature of his or her own life and the kind of surprising spirit that inhabits him or her. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, The Need for Eldership, presented by PacificInstitute.org, date unknown

 

  • The olders are elders "in absentia;" not just absent minded, but increasingly lost on the roads of life. It isn’t simply a matter of disorientation, but a collective vacating of the later stages of life. Instead of elders sustaining imagination and wisdom in the world, there are hordes of "olders" who might just forget who they are and where they came from at any moment. Instead of having answers to the essential questions of life, the olders become a growing question mark themselves. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Fate and Destiny. The Two Agreements of the Soul, Greenfire Press, 30. September 2010, Facebook comment, 20. March 2015

 

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Summer 2010:

Two worldwide demographic statistics imbue the growing impact of elderhood.

  • We are living in a mass culture that rejects the subtleties of the soul. That causes us to feel more and more isolated. […]
    1. The number of people alive now [fall 2010] is equal to the number of people who were ever alive before.6
    2. And 50% of the world's population [compared to all people who have ever lived] are over age 50.7
The hidden unity behind life is trying to create a group of elders, a group of people that would be wise enough to bring back the notion of living with meaning and living for the individual value of life. That is what creates community and that's what could restore culture and even assist nature. It's a personal struggle to be an individual, but the benefit of doing it serves other people as well. Video presentation by Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Michael Meade reads from "Fate and Destiny", sponsored by Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, filmed by Never Not Here TV, Seattle, 2010, Youtube film, minute 1:17:43, 1:29:31 duration, posted 23. December 2010

 

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Aging baby boomers population and increasing longevity in America including Europe

  • When older people become elders, they act not out of fear but out of wisdom and understanding. They’re not sitting at death’s door still trying to check their portfolios online. Elders feel inspired to give back the wisdom they’ve extracted from life and not simply be receiving material benefits. If there were to be a genuine revolution in this [U.S.] culture – which claims to be free but increasingly lacks freedom – it’s more likely to come from older folks who give up the fears associated with aging and dying and become elders instead.
    One downside to an aging population is that fears and anxieties can easily grow as we become older. You can see that in conservative politics and when people vote out of fear or hold too tightly to their wealth because they are afraid of the end of life. Interview with Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Your Own Damn Life. On The Story We're Born, presented by The Sun magazine, John Malkin, issue 431, November 2011

 

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Cultural evolution via the rise of grandparents

30,000 and 1989: The "mature adult" majority is catalyzing quantum changes in the bedrock of culture.

  • Demographic changes have played a quite large role in reshaping culture. Aging populations are altering the course of humankind.
    Recent findings by anthropologists indicate a sudden increase in longevity 30,000 years ago that changed human culture dramatically. The longevity gains created a population explosion among grandparents. For the first time in human history, relatively large numbers of postmenopausal women were available to support their daughters and granddaughters and to begin refining domestic life. More grandfathers were available to instruct young males in "the old ways," thus strengthening generational continuity. Many anthropologists regard the '"grandparent phenomenon" as a major turning point in the cultural evolution of humankind. Among other benefits, the sharp increase in the grandparent population led to a moderation of the aggressive behavior of youth. This reduced tribal warfare, freeing tribal attention and energy to move toward higher states of cultural development.
    Something similar could be happening today – that is, the rapid growth of an aging population is altering the zeitgeist of society, driving humankind toward higher states of cultural development. We can cite 1989 as the formal start of this new course because that was the year when, for the first time in history, the majority of adults in the United States were 40 or older. […] Before 1989, older adolescents and young adults were the pitch pipe that tuned the sounds of culture. Now, members of the older population fill that role, and the Internet is helping them do it. […] In the second half of life, people tend to be more resistant to attempts by others to persuade them to a course of action. In Abraham Maslow’s words, they project "increased autonomy, and resistance to enculturation."8 Rajendra S. Sisodia, Ph.D., Indian US American professor of marketing, Bentley University, co-founder and chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D. (*1938) Burmese-US American Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, David B. Wolfe, US American customer behavior expert, author, Firms of Endearment. How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Prologue A Whole New World, S. xxix-xxx, Pearson Prentice Hall, 1st edition 10. February 2007, summarizing: , presented by Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Lee Bowman, 5. July 2004

 

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Aging factors are chronic inflammation and shortened telomeres

  • This study, showing for the first time that inflammation levels predict successful aging even in the extreme old, makes a strong case to assume that chronic inflammation drives human aging too. […] Centenarians and supercentenarians are different - put simply, they age slower. They can ward off diseases for much longer than the general population. […] It has long been known that chronic inflammation is associated with the ageing process in younger, more 'normal' populations, but it's only very recently we could mechanistically prove that inflammation actually causes accelerated ageing in mice. Our study showed that over a wide age range, including unprecedentedly large numbers of the extremely old, inflammation is an important driver of ageing that might be something we can develop a pharmacological treatment for. […] Accordingly, designing novel, safe anti-inflammatory or immune-modulating medication has major potential to improve healthy lifespan. Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas von Zglinicki, German professor of cellular gerontology, Institute for Ageing, Newcastle University, Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians, presented by Medical Express, 5. August 2015

 

  • Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US American First Lady (1933-1945) supporter of her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal policies, advocate for civil rights, enhancer of the status of working women, chairwoman of the United Nations committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, source unknown

 

 

  • Time is an experience in consciousness. It is metabolized as our biological clock. Changing our experience of time can reverse aging. Deepak Chopra, M.D. (*1946) Indian physician, endocrinologist, public speaker, Harvard lecturer, self-help writer on mind-body medicine, source unknown

 

  • What the elders see while sitting others can't see while standing on their toes. Proverb

Literary quotes

  • Man cannot live without a continuous confidence in something indestructible within himself. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian-Hungarian culturally influential German-language novelist, cited in: Jacques Choron, Death and Modern Man, S. 15, Collier Books, 1964, 1972

Quotes by David R. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Humor reveals alternative viewpoints and options and is therefore liberating and freeing. Clinically, it is also associated with improved health and even longevity. Humorists characteristically calibrate in the high 400s, are long-lived and beloved by everyone. Humor exposes the suppressed aspects of the human psyche so they can be identified and more easily acknowledged, owned, and thereby transcended by the transparency of their fallacy. One need not be defensive about human frailties and foibles if they are recognized, accepted, and owned. True spiritual awareness arises from recognition of essence. David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (1927-2012) US American physician, psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, teacher of the path of enlightenment, author, Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 362-363, 2006

 

  • The energy field of the body is neutral – it is neither positive or negative. In looking at the physics of it, a thought held in mind from an energy field of 400 then dominates the body, which has an energy field of only 200. Consequently, the beliefs, ideas, thoughts, configurations, patterns and scripts that are held in mind are adopted by the body and begin to reflect in the body's physical appearance. David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (1927-2012) US American physician, psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, teacher of the path of enlightenment, author, Healing and Recovery, chapter 7 The Aging Process, S. 202, 2009

 

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Annoying incapacities of old age serve a purpose.

  • When asked how the mechanism of surrender related to the process of aging, Doc [D. Hawkins] responded: Getting older brings a big change in your lifestyle. Often there is a decline in vision, hearing, and mobility, which means you are increasingly dependent on the care of others for things that you accomplished previously without a second thought. Old age can be annoying. Suddenly, you are incompetent in areas where you once excelled. As you let go of feeling annoyed, however, you see that the incapacities of old age serve a purpose. Fran Grace, Ph.D., US American professor of religious studies, founding director of Inner Pathway, author, Genuine Love, excerpt from upcoming book [in 2014?] The Power of Love, December 2012

Quotes – Longevity and immortality

Recommendations

  • Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach. Pindar (~522-443 BC) Ancient Greek lyric poet

 

  • Live a life of moderation and abstention. Gertrude Baines Obituary (1894-2009; † age 115) US American supercentenarian, oldest recognized living person according to Guinness World Records; her answer for the ingredients of her longevity

 

Insights

  • The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. Plato (427-347 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher, founder of the occidental philosophy
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Enlightened beings beyond world and time are beyond longevity.

  • A venerable Yogi, a master in the art of longevity, himself over 1000 years old, comes to teach me his art.
    I fully respect and sincerely admire his achievements, yet all I can tell him is: of what use is longevity to me?
    I am beyond time.
    However long a life may be, it is but a moment and a dream.
    In the same way I am beyond all attributes.
    They appear and disappear in my light, but cannot describe me.
    The universe is all names and forms, based on qualities and their differences, while I am beyond.
    The world is there because I am, but I am not the world.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) Indian Hindu sage of the advaita vedānta tradition, I Am That. Talks with Sri Nisargadatta, chapter 13, S. ?, Acorn Press, 1973, June 1990

 


Grandfather and grandchild, 1488
Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494) Italian painter
  • She told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, she never did smoke and she never did fool around. Dr. Charles Witt, US American physician of the oldest woman Gertrude Baines Obituary (1894-2009; † age 115) US American supercentenarian, oldest recognized living person according to Guinness World Records; at her 115th birthday party

 

  • Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US American clergyman, activist, African US American Civil Rights leader

 

  • The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. Anatole France (1844-1924) French poet, journalist, novelist

 

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Paraphrased results of 75 year-long study on over 200 men (1938-2012)

Men growing into their nineties

  • Memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength.
  • Recovery from a lousy childhood is possible.
  • Alcohol abuse is by far the greatest disruptor of health and happiness.
  • Marriage brings much more contentment to men after age 70.
  • Men who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa.
  • Men who had ‘warm’ childhood relationships with their mothers – not their fathers – earned $87,000 more per year than men whose mothers did not bond well with them.
  • A warm childhood relationship with their mothers had no significant bearing on men's life satisfaction at age 75.
  • Men who had poor childhood relationships with their mothers were much more likely to develop dementia in old age.
  • Men who had a warm childhood relations with fathers had lower rates of adult anxiety, greater enjoyment on vacations, and increased ‘life satisfaction’ at age 75.
  • Physical aging with grace and vitality of men after 80 is determined less by heredity habits than by healthy habits formed prior to age 50.
Synopsis and results offered by George Vaillant, Ph.D. (*1934) US American professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, third director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Triumphs of Experience. The Men of the Harvard Grant Study, Belknap Press, 1st edition 29. November 2012

General quotes – Humorous

  • Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. US American saying

 

  • Everyone grows older. The trick is not to GET OLD en route. US American expression

 

  • Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. Anonymous

 

  • Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone [wise or otherwise]. Anonymous

Englische Texte – English section on Ageing, longevity, immortality

Augmenting life expectancy (scale)

         Median life expectancy         

 

  • 3000 BC – almost until the Industrial Revolution – age 24
  • 1850 – age 38
  • 1909 – age 50
  • 1959 – age 67
  • 2009 – age 78
  • 2007 – greater than or equal to age 104 for babies born in US America
    due to anticipated future improvements in reducing death rates

 

Centenarians are the fastest growing population segment in mankind.

 

Source: ► Article Clinical immortality and space settlement, presented by
weekly free online publication The Space Review, Sam Dinkin, 26. October 2009

Longevity principles obtained from Hot Spots (Blue Zones)

Longevity explorer and coach, 'National Geographic' writer, author of The Blue Zones Dan Buettner
has interviewed more than 250 centenarians worldwide by 2009. He found nine longevity principles:

 

            Nine longevity principles bluezones.com            

 

RIGHT OUTLOOK

  • Know your sense of purpose. – Adds 7 years of life expectancy.
  • Down shift. – Avoid stress, work less, slow down, rest, meditate, take vacations, happy hour.
    Build a personal longevity culture.

BELONGING – CONNECTING

  • Associate with a faith-based community. – Do regular spiritual or religious practices. Pray, go to services.
    [Venerate ancestors. Adds 4-14 years of life expectancy – study at Duke University]
  • Belong to a healthy long living tribe. – Create a healthy social network.
    Make your cluster / tribe a priority.
  • Invest in family life. – Make your loved ones a priority.

KEEP MOVING

  • Practice regular low-intensity activity. – De-convenience, make moving unavoidable. Walk, do gardening.
    Play with children. Avoid stressful sports (like marathons) and artificial exercising.

EAT WISELY

  • Eat a plant-based diet. – Eat legumes, beans, nuts, tofu, little meat, less protein and processed foods.
    Don't overeat, don't diet.
  • Eat reduced meals. – Fill your stomach only to 80%. Eat 3-4 servings on little plates.
  • Drink consistently and moderately red wine. 1 or 2 glasses daily. Don't smoke.
Sources featuring Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author of The Blue Zones
► Video presentation How to live to be 100+, presented by TEDX Talks, YouTube film, 19:38 minutes duration, filmed September 2009, posted 6. January 2010
► Video presentation Health and Well-Being: Keys to Transformation, part 2 of 3, presented by The Nashville Health Care Council, Television Worth Watching wnptvideos, YouTube film, 29:49 minutes duration, posted 7. January 2010

 

Nine lessons on longevity

  1. Move naturally. [Avoid marathons]
  2. Know your purpose.
  3. Kick back. [Shed stress.]
  4. Eat 20% less.
  5. Eat less meat, more beans.
  6. Drink [alcohol] in moderation.
  7. Have faith. [Go to services.]
  8. Value the power of love.
  9. Stay social.
Source: ► 'Blue Zones' author: 9 secrets to live a long life, presented by the
US American daily middle-market newspaper USA Today, Janice Lloyd, 4. November 2012

 

Six Blue Zones – Longevity Hot Spots
Features: 10 times higher longevity levels, a decade longer life span
Instead of 3 morbidity years at the end of life the suffering period lasts 6 months there.

  1. Okinawa (Japan) Okinawa's Living Relics
  2. Loma Linda (California, United States)
  3. Sardinia (Italy)
  4. Nicoya Peninsula (Costa Rica)
  5. Ikaria (Greece)
  6. Hunza Valley (Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan)
Source: ► Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author,
The Blue Zones. Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest. Lessons for Living Longer, Better,
National Geographic, 1st edition 25. March 2008

Gallup AARP – Blue Zones Vitality Project

The ordinary city of Albert Lea in Minnesota has 18,000 citizens.
A quarter of the citizens participated in the Vitality Project to raise health and longevity lasting 10 months.
Results [status end 2009]:

  • Participants have raised their longevity rate for 3 years.
  • The average participant lost 4 pounds of weight.
  • Overall health care costs are now 49% less.
Sources:
en.Wikipedia entry AARP – Blue Zones Vitality Project
Video presentation Vitality Project in Albert Lea by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author, Boosting Well-Being for a Longer, Healthier Life, sponsored by Gallup.com, Press, YouTube film, 4:30 minutes duration, posted 19. October 2009
"Forced on diets don't work. Forced on exercise programs don't work."
Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author of The Blue Zones, Health and Well-Being: Keys to Transformation, part 2 of 3, presented by The Nashville Health Care Council, Television Worth Watching wnptvideos, YouTube film, 29:49 minutes duration, posted 7. January 2010
Video interview with Victoria Simonson, Albert Lea city administrator The Vitality Project, episode #116, presented by Public Service Media Inc. KSMQ, program Health Connections, aired 19. August 2009, YouTube film, 27:49 minutes duration, posted 20. August 2009

Results of research in centenarianism

There are about 61,000 living centenarians in the United States.
1 out of 5,000 US Americans are above age 100. [Status ~2010]9
Researchers in centenarianism have found the following common traits:
All centenarians negotiate life. They are humorous, resilient, and decline victimhood.
There are no atheist centenarians. They are not religious, but they are spiritual.
They forgive very easily.Not forgiving [holding resentment/grudges] is a killer.
They don't believe in retirement.They stay active / productive.
Centenarians don't go to doctors.They don't get sick, survive the doctors.
They are all slightly underweight.
[Holding on to concepts of] middle age is a killer [of longevity].

 

Anthropology of centenarians
Aging is learned.
You age at the speed dictated by your cultural beliefs.
The causes of health are inherited.
Love is ageless with love.
Love ages with fear.
Sources featuring Mario Martinez, PsyD, Uruguaian clinical neuropsychologist, contemplative psychologist, psycho-neuroimmunologist, author
► Audio interview The Mind-Body Code, presented by Sounds True, host Tami Simon, podcast, minute 24:23+ out of 36:46 minutes duration, 4. August 2009
Facebook comment, 11. June 2013
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Centenarian

Tips for longevity

Two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), lots of fruit and water, and one baby aspirin daily.

 

  1. Don't retire.
  2. Floss every day.
  3. Move around.
  4. Eat a fiber-rich cereal for breakfast.
  5. Get at least six hours of shut-eye.
  6. Consume whole foods, not supplements.
  7. Be less neurotic.
  8. Live like a Seventh Day Adventist [or an Amish].
  9. Be a creature of habit.
  10. Stay connected.
Source: ► Article 10 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100. You don't need to eat yogurt and live on a mountaintop, but you do need
to floss
, presented by the newsmonthly magazine U.S. News & World Report, Boomer Health, Deborah Kotz, 20. February 2009

Super-centenarians

In 1950 the number of centenarians worldwide was an estimated few thousand.
In 2009 there are more than 340,000 of them.
By midcentury the number of centenarians will presumeably augment to nearly 6 million.

Census estimates that low-fat dieting Japan will be in the lead of centenarians (1 percent or 627,000 of its total population) in 2050.
Source: ► Article World's Population of 100-Year-Old Could Reach 6 Million, presented by the US American basic cable and satellite news television channel
Fox News, 19. July 2009

 

The Guinness Book of World Records is not well researched regarding who the oldest people in the world are / were. The oldest person confirmed in Wikipedia is Jeanne Calment, who died at age 122.

 

List of (some of the) diseased centenarians on record
༺༻SexAgeNameCountry of origin
1.M114 yearsWalter Breuning (1896-2011)United States of America
2.M113 yearsHenry Allingham (1896-2009)Great Britain
3.F128 yearsTuti Yusupova (1880-2008)Uzbekistan, Russia
4.F115 yearsGertrude Baines (1894-2009)Georgia, United States of America
5.F115 yearsMaria de Jesus (1893-2009)Tomar, Portugal
6.F122 yearsJeanne Calmet (1875-1997)
Guinness Book coined her officially as "the oldest person."
France
7.M168 yearsShirali Mislimov (1805?-1973)
National Geographic reported on him and similar cases 1973.
Russia
8.M256 yearsLi Ching Yuen (1678-1933)10 without birth certificate,
outlived 33 of his wives, cheated on his age
Herbalist from China

Research on super-centenarians – Ben Abba

The US American Ben Abba has an extensive background in hard sciences. He is a computer major who works as an experienced security consultant and detective for various financial institutions to identify and stop hackers getting into accounts. He is versed in pinning down fraudsters within a short time.
In the eighties he learned from an audio tape by Joel Wallach Dead Doctors Don't Lie that physicians and health workers die early compared to the average population that does not testify them as knowledgeable regarding longevity.
Though a classic sceptic Abba had a hard time to accept the fact that there could be people of age 250 he set out to locate the oldest people alive on Earth in the nineties. Gifted with determination, he used his set of unique profiling skills – net research, data mining and non-local remote viewing. The motivation of the longevity researcher was to possibly learn from super-centenarians about the ingredients to a long and beneficial life (see table below).
It took him several years to locate – to his shock and amazement – 25 living persons who are over 250 years old, a few of whom are over 1,000 years old. Abba considers those who have surpassed age 250 as immortals. From then on they seem to be able to choose their moment of exit.

 

A super-centenarian is a person older than the oldest person "of record". Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author

 

Since embarking into his longevity research Abba has met three of 25 super-centenarians in person, the oldest one frequently, who he calls "a reluctant guru". In 2009 Abba decided to share his findings via web radio interviews and books (to come; revised publishing date of the first one is summer 2010) declaring:

It would be a crime against humanity not to present it, regardless if it can be proven or not.

 

Detective Ben Abba has sought out and located and even interviewed super-centenarians:

  • Presently (2009), 25 only male super-centarians over 250 years of age are living on Earth, mainly in Asia and India.
    • 1 is 2,800 years11 of age, now living in the Mediterranean (born in Jordan area). – contacted! (three 1 on 1 interview meetings)
    • 1 is around 2,000 years of age, now living in the Mediterranean (born in Africa). – not contacted!
    • 3, possibly 5, more humans on Earth are 1,000 years of age in the Asian region. – not contacted! (1 of them soon to be contacted 1 on 1)
  • Strangely enough, no woman was found among the millenarians.
    Note, women tend to become older than men under 100 years of age, but do not exceed an age of around 160.
  • The oldest female found by Ben Abba lives in India and is 160 years of age. [Status 2009] – (not contacted!)
  • The oldest Native US American male found by Ben Abba is around 150 years of age, living in rural Arizona. [Status 2009] – contacted indirectly; (not interviewed yet!)

 

[...] It is not my purpose in life to prove, undeniably, that immortals do live among us. This is why I was not going to even bother to tell anyone about the immortal that I found. However, as I continued to research this remarkable man and heard his stories, it became very clear to me that I had to tell the world that I found such a man and present his stories; even if I cannot offer scientific evidence that this man is older than 150 years.
Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, blog entry Where's the proof?, part 4, 18. January 2008
Reference: ► Study Summary of What’s Known About Supercentenarians, Boston University School of Medicine, undated
Based on New England Centenarian Study, 1994, 2006f
en.Wikipedia entries :
Supercentenarian
Verified supercentenarians over 115 years
List of verified and unverified living supercentenarians
List of the verified oldest men

"Methuselah" rediscovered – encounters with the oldest immortal alive

The very oldest of all IMMORTALS located by longevity researcher Ben Abba has covered a life span of close to 2,800 years of age.
Methuselah – possibly "Elija" – rediscovered turns out to be an invaluable player and eyewitness of history.

  • It took intention and several years of diligent profiling via Remote viewing and other data mining methods to locate the most advanced immortal human.
  • By the end of the nineties Ben Abba addressed him via Remote sending (Telepathy) and relayed to him what he had discovered about his ways of living.
  • Living a very secluded life undercover, while changing identities occasionally, Methuselah was first "shocked" to find out that he was found out for the second time.
    • 2,000 years ago when he was figured out the first time he had confirmed it.
  • In the beginning Methuselah appeared unwilling to identify himself nor to share with Abba telepathically. However, Abba remained respectful, persistent, and trustworthy which concluded in a mutual friendship which resulted in later meeting in person.
  • After a longer period of resistance Methuselah confirmed the findings of the longevity researcher and granted him shared time and a series of profound eyewitness accounts.
  • They keep meeting regularly 2-3 times per year. They had four one on one meetings. [Status 2009]
  • After ten years of preparation and research the first book on history's eyewitness Methuselah's will be published.
  • Synchronicity-based circumstantial evidence had emerged once Abba has made the decision to publish the material.
    • Further book projects are planned, two of which are concerned with material yet under pledge of secrecy.

 

Who? Where?

  • He lives in a typical urban area in the Mediterranean. [Status 2009]
    • He likes to change locations, preferably moving by train.
  • His home-base is Europe, where he has lived in most countries around the Mediterranean and twice in Scotland.
  • Born in Jordan area, Middle East, with Jewish roots, he had visited India, China and Asia.
    • A future visit to North America is an option.

 

Identity check

  • He changes his identity all 100-150 years.
  • He is a red-blooded super-old and ever-young human.
  • He is not an extraterrestrial being.
  • He is not the Count of St. Germain (reigned 221-210 BC), even though there are some similarities.
    Methuselah himself is not familiar with who St. Germain is/was.
  • He is mentioned as a historical figure in the Bible. [undisclosed as of yet]
  • Various historical scriptures refer to his other identities [undisclosed as of yet].
  • There is no 100% proof for a human of age 2,800.
    A vivisection is impossible. A DNA sample testing is still outstanding – planned though. Problem: there is no other human of his kind to compare results to.
  • His testimony appears very credible to Abba, who has turned out his reporting witness. Various cross checks to his shared data were confirmed.

 

God

  • He believes in the Creator, and convenes with him constantly like with a close friend.
  • He exudes an uplifting aura and is under protection.

 

Death

  • He does not believe in death. Therefore, he does not attend funerals.
  • He still gets emotional on the loss of his sister and some important friends, all the while knowing that they still exist.

 

Looks

  • He looks like a white haired male of age 65-70. His type and spunk is similar to Mark Victor Hanson's.
  • The state of his teeth give away his true age.
  • He has developed a self-programming technique to considerably rejuvenate his appearance to about age 35, which enables him to pick a childbearing mate about every 100 years.

 

Intimacy and family life

  • About every 100-200 years he picks a new younger child bearing wife.
    • For courting purposes he applies a somewhat tedious rejuvenation method to look younger than he normally does. Methusalah's juvenescence is a more elaborate programming than Jon Gabriel's Gabriel method.
  • He is still interested in courting and procreating, confirming procreation as a life enhancing factor.
    • Methuselah's 'plumbing' is functional.
  • His hormones are balanced (longevity trick).
  • He is a caring man. His aggressiveness i.e. drivenness by testosterone is long, long gone.
  • He claims having outlived his children.
    • Only a few of whom lived considerably long lives, one of them even turned 250 years of age.
  • He does not remember exactly how many wives he had, supposedly 200 to 300.
  • He claims having outlived all of his wives.
    • Not one of whom he has ever divorced.
    • Very few of them had suspected his "older age", which he did not disclose to any of to them as he thinks it would have been an overwhelming disclosure.
    • His last wife died about 10-20 years ago.
    • He has a 55 year old son (who drives a car and looks nearly same aged than him). [Status 2009]
    • He has a granddaughter.
  • When watching TV news on warring in Lebanon between Christians and Moslems he turned sad, aware that his own descendants on both sides were fighting against each other.

 

Life style

  • He likes sharing and participating with people, and being in nature (parks), fishing, watching sports games, telling jokes, making wine.
  • He walks a lot, living a very simple reflective life.
  • For some time in his life he was a sheepherder.

 

Food

  • His food intake is little.
    Only one meal (half a fish or a bowl of soup) per day always in human company, consisting of 75% vegetarian, 25% meat, 1 glass of red wine per day.

 

Health, diseases, accidents

  • He has never been sick, except a few colds. He had cuts, bruises and broken limbs. At rare occasions he engages a physician, the last time when he cut his foot while fishing.
  • His teeth are still original, have turned dark, and look very ugly. He used to use self-made oregano gargle to preserve them, before tooth paste was invented. He needs to see a dentist.

 

Source of Income / Money

  • He is well off since he was a commodity merchant and a banker at the Knights Templar.
  • He has got some property to gain rent from.
  • He has a bank account in Switzerland, traveling there occasionally.

 

Language skills

  • He speaks an older Aramaic idiom which will be verified.
  • He is multilingual, versed in most European languages based in the Mediterraneum.
    • He is best in talking the language of the country he presently lives in.
  • His English is not very fluent. Therefore interviewing him is somewhat tedious.
    He has learned English during his two periods in Scotland, where he was married once and enjoyed leisure time, survived the Templar raiding and the 2nd World War there.

 

Inventions

  • He was an essential landscape architect for sketching out golf courses thereby partaking in laying the groundwork for the symbolic game of golf in the beginning of the 14th century.
    Historically, the premier golf course in the world was founded in St. Andrews in Scotland in 1754.

 

Teaching

  • Unwilling to broadcast, he is an authority to his current community.
  • He is a "reluctant guru". His comment: I am not taking any students.
  • In recent times he lectured as a professor in France. His area of expertise was fishing.

 

Technology

  • He watched the launching of train systems from scratch and considers it as the best technological invention.
  • He is not interested in an Ipod or other fancy technological trinkets.
  • He prefers to be playing the piano or other music instruments.
  • He has a refrigerator, air condition and a telephone.
  • Since recently he owns a TV set to watch the news.
  • He doesn't own a computer, does not receive or send emails (his granddaughter has a computer).
  • He takes a plane to get to Switzerland occasionally, not being too keen on aviation technology.

 

History and conflict solving

  • Insight: History does repeats itself. – in cycles12 of 100, 150, or 200 years.
  • Outlook: Society is filled with hope. Just seize hope and trust.
  • There will be no end of the world in 2012.
  • He is not interested to take on an activist stance in worldly issues.

 

Pole shift

  • Around the year 705 BC Methusalah witnessed two sunsets on one and the same day without a night in between. He does not report on cataclysmic disruptions. However, afterwards the year cycle was longer than before, 365 days instead of 360 days.

 

Weather patterns

  • Two millenniums ago world climate has been much hotter and wetter. The overall climate has changed to drier and colder weather patterns.

 

Involvement with the Templars

  • He spent three years with the Knights Templar (1304-1307) near Toledo in Spain.
  • He confirms that they dicovered the valuable "Staff of David", King of Israel, (symbolizing the power of God), while setting out to find the Grail and the Arc of the Covenant.
  • He worked as a Templar's deputy sheriff and treasurer / banker.
    • He was one of the co-founders of the banking systems.
  • He keeps some trinkets (his rusty Templar "armor" and a 2'500 years old coin) in a vault in Switzerland. The Swiss national flag has the red and white colors of the Templar's seal.
    Ben Abba plans to document on them, once he is able to see them.
  • Shortly before the Templars were basically eradicated by the Roman Catholic Church on Friday, 13th October 1307, he broke his leg resulting in an NDE and had to retire from the Templars to convalesce in Portugal. That way he had survived the inquisition on the Templars.
    His life is under palpable protection, he has survived a series of wars.

 

Involvement with historical players [name dropping]

  • He had an 'lifetime interlude' in Old Greece, serving in the army. He did not get along with the practice of polytheism. However, he endorses the famous Greek philosophers, mainly Socrates (469BC-399BC).
  • As a merchant for commodities he traveled to China on a Persian ship on a regular route. There he conversed [via interpreters] with Qin Shi Huang Di (259BC-210BC) the first Emperor of China, who has donated his name to China. As Qin was allegedly obsessed by the idea of immortality he was keen to hear Methuselah's advice, who never disclosed his true age to him.
    Besides, he confirms to have witnessed fireworks there. Gunpowder had been invented in China around 500 BC, to a much earlier date than history confirms.
  • He had a brief glance at Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt (51BC-30 BC), when she had a public outing on Egypt's streets.
  • He met with Julius Caesar (100BC-44BC) and the first Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63BC-14AD).
  • When traveling to Mongolia he met first with Genghis Khan (1162-1227) to interview a lady who had found the countermeasure (compost) to end the black plague in Europe (due to covering the fields with manure).
  • He had hired Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in his very young age. Their business project of three years was to build a clock tower. The plan to bend or change time did not succeed. The learning thereof was valuable.
  • He had brief encounters with both famous sailors and discoverers Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) and Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521).
  • In France he had a business meeting with the French hiercharchy. Emperor Napoleon (1804-1814) did appear in the room as well for some time.
  • Before Madame Marie Curie (1867-1934) was married to Pierre Currie he had a courtship with her (a photograph existing thereof).

 

Biblical roles (undisclosed)

  • He is of a Jewish background, born in the Jordan area.
  • He once had a worldwide known household name which is described at least in one book of the Old Testament.
  • Several of his identities are recorded in the Torah and the Koran.
  • He personally knows and met many of the biblical figures, mentioned in the Old and New Testaments.

 

Teacher and friend of Jesus Christ

  • 2000 years ago he lived around Jerusalem.
  • The historical Jesus was the first one who had figured out his identity and came knocking at his door to ask him to teach him, appreciating an 800 years old teacher.
    The 2nd person to check him out and knock at his door was Ben Abba.
  • Methuselah and Jesus Christ shared six years of friendship until the crucifixion.
  • He confirms that Jesus Christ had clearly lived.
  • He had the chalice [known as holy grail] in his house.
  • He confirms that Jesus Christ was crucified, an act of cruelty that really upset him.
    • He firmly believes in the resurrection of Christ.
  • He has witnessed several physical healings miracles performed by Jesus Christ.
  • He confirms that the accounts of the Gospels are closely correct.
  • He confirms that many of the mind-boggling events and miracles with Jesus are not on written record.
  • Jesus owned a house, wherein Methuselah lived as well.
  • Jesus was politically active and convened with the Roman Emperor Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus (14-37).
  • One of Jesus' missions was to fight for the right of property of homeless widows after the death of their husbands. He managed to change the law of the time a little bit in favor of property rights for women.
    At this moment of time Abba has no permission to divulge more on the issue.
    Still, Abba sees it as his life task to obtain permission to release all the historical data and tales of Methuselah, which gave him goosebumps again and again. He had it cross checked with existing historical records as well as other remote viewers and a psychic.
    Abba envisions to bring Methuselah to the United States where to offer his outstanding life story to an incredulous audience – all depending on such a plan being accepted by him.

 

DELAYED ebook and print version project:
Secrets of an Immortal. An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History, scheduled for summer 2010,
Delayed to an unannounced date
advised content Ben Abba's encounters with remarkable super-centenarians, mostly the results of his research about the oldest super-centenarians
► Steven E., compiler, Lee Beard, compiler, Wake Up...Live the Life You Love. Wake Up Moments of Inspiration, Global Partnership, LLC, 16. January 2009

Audio interviews:
Secrets of an immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio Truth2power, host Beverly D., 60 minutes duration, posted 1. June 2009
Secrets of an immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio, Laurie Carty Web Radio Show, host Laurie Carty, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 15. July 2009

Inspiration: ► Blogspot by Ben Abba, Wake up and live the life you love
Referenced sources:
Book Joel Wallach, Ma Lan, Dead Doctors Don't Lie, Wellness Publications, 2nd edition 29. March 2004
Video clip by Jon Gabriel, The Gabriel Method, YouTube film, 1:52 minutes, posted 1. January 2009

Guidelines shared by super-centenarians

 

Traits of longevity

 

      Basics

  • Knowingness of and unwavering faith in the Creator
    [Personal relationship with God, walking with the Lord as one's "invisible best friend"]
  • Intention to live on based on a deep conviction in life extension
  • Certainty that physical death is a choice

 

      Attitudes and Conduct

  • Natural joyfulness, very positive outlook on life, happy-go-lucky
    Motto: Be happy, don't worry!
  • Sense of basic trust, fearlessness and protectedness
  • Love for all life   [loving family members, caring for friends]
  • Energy exchange by connecting with humans, animals, and nature
    [active community life, talking to humans, sharing meals, getting out into the sunlight daily].
  • Gratefulness for all what is happening
  • Humility – exposing very minimal ego presence
  • Simple life style
  • Stress-free, non-competitive life style
  • Productive serving life style   [farming, crafting, merchandising, teaching]
  • Life-affirming light-filled conscious usage of language
  • Avoiding mainstream memes   [little or no exposure to media input]
  • Living concealed under the public radar   (Mysticism is endangered.)

 

      Diet

  • Rather reduced intake of food and beverages
    [One lean meal per day: 90-75% vegetarian, grains, 10-25% fish, lamb, goat meat, pheasant,
    no beef, pork, chicken meat, mineral rich mountain water, 1 glass of red wine per day,
    intake of garlic and oregano as natural antibiotics]

 

      Exercise

  • Simple continued exercise [walking daily, sometimes for many miles], preferably in sunlight

 

      Stature

  • Wiry, no super athlethic figure, not overweight

 

Empirical data derived from researcher Ben Abba,
based on direct interviews with (3 out of 25) living super-centenarians profiled by RV

Life span enhancing attitudes and behaviors

33 suggestions for longevity
༺༻DomainBehaviorPronlongation
of life
Explanatory
remarks
Study / Source
1. SpiritualityLive as a monkMonks live nearly 5 years longer than other men.Abstinence from nicotine, alcohol, risky drivingFederal Institute for Population Research, Germany
2.EducationGo to schoolLife span of
poorly educated men: 7.2 years;
poorly educated women: 9.1 years
Educated people live healthier, move more, get better nourishment and see the doctor earlier.Study, University Bern, Switzerland
3.ServiceKeep your jobShorter lifespan of
unemployed men: 14.3 years;
unemployed women 12.6 years
 Institute of Medical Psychology, University Leipzig, Germany
4.AttitudeStrong will to livePeople with a positive attitude towards older age live 7 years longer.They are more optimistic and more health-conscious.Lonterm-study on 660 test persons past age 50, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
5.AttitudeLive kindly and benevolentlyCompassion, Gratefulness and generosity extend one's life span.Giving and helping strenghten the immune systemDacher Keltner, psychologist, University of California, Berkeley, California
6.ContactsKissing and cuddlingActive kissers live 5 years longer. Gordon G. Gallup, psychologist, University at Albany, New York
7.ContactsHave steady sexMen who have an orgasm more than twice per week live longer than those who have sex less than once a month.Sex reduces the heart attack and stroke risk. It strengthens the immune system and lets one look 7 years younger.According to research results from the United States and England
8.ContactsProcreateWomen with children live around 3.2 years longer than those without children.Mothers and fathers live more cautious than couples without children.British study
9.ContactsConfront your partnerPeople pleasing couples scared of confrontation, who swallow their anger die earlier.It clears the climate when sorrows are expressed.Study on 200 spouses, University of Michigan, United States
10.ContactsDon't get divorcedLife span of divorced men:  9.3 years shorter;
divorced women 9.8 years shorter than healthy and happy spouses.
 Study of the Center for Research of Demographic Changes, Rostock, Germany
11.ContactsOlder man and younger womanMen with a 7-9 years younger female partner reduce death risk by 11% compared to men with partners of the same age.Younger women take better care of the man, are physically and spiritually more active.Desk researched data of 2 million people, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Sven Drefahl,
desk researcher
12.ContactsFoster friendshipsOlder people with friends live longer.Family member do not have the same effect.Study, Australia
13.ContactsKeep pets aroundDog owners live 1 year longer.
Some dog owners see their doctor up to 21% less than those who have no pets.
They are never lonely. Three daily walks keep them fit.Extensive study, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Judith M. Siegel, study author
14.Food and drinksDrink coffeeWomen who drink 2-3 cups of coffee during the day reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases by 25%. Two longterm studies, published in medical magazine Annals of Internal Medicine, United States
15.Food and drinksModerate red wine consumptionA glass of red wine dailyThe content Resveratrol prolongs life for 1.9 years on average.Study, published in medical magazine PloS, United States
16.Food and drinksModerate beer consumption1-2 glasses of beer daily strengthen the heart.Heart protective substances in beer prolong life.Analysis derived from 50 studies
17.Food and drinksModerate alcohol consumptionAlcohol drinking women die 23.1 years earlier than non-drinkers,
alcohol drinking men 16.2 years.
 Unité d’alcoologie, University Hospital Geneva, Pascal Gache, expert of alcohology
18.Food and drinksHave Breakfast Every DayRegular breakfasts prolong life by around 1.1 years.Metabolism and digestion start slowly, reduces stress.German Center for Ageing Research (DZFA), Germany
19.Food and drinksConsume little red meatRed meat (beef, pork, mutton) rises the rate of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
____________
A fillet of beef is beneficial here and then.
Contains much zinc, supports the immune system, strengthens the muscles and the sperm production.Study on the nourishment of 545,000 US Americans, National Institute of Health (NIH), United States
20.Food and drinksEat less meals
____________
Skip dinner 1-2 a week
Calory reduction on 1200-1900 K calories daily grants longevity of the Japanese natives of Okinawa.Reduces body temperature, slows down the metabolism. 
21.Food and drinksEat peanut butterType 2 diabetics, who eat peanut butter 5 times a week half their risk of a heart attack or a stroke.Nuts reduce the bad LDL cholesterol levels and inflammations, strenghten the coronary blood vesselsLong-term study on 6,000 women, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
22.ResidenceLive in a quiet placeA healthy environment with little traffic extends life by around 2.8 years.Reduces noise stress, poisonous exhausts and the risk of a heart attackStudy on more than 1,500 heart attack patients from around Stockholm area, Karolinska Instituteten, Stockholm, Sweden
23.Good conductGet sufficient sleepEnough sleep prolongs life for 3 years.Women need 7 hours sleep per night, men 8 hours.Study, University of Warwick, England
24.Good conductSmileThose who smile frequently live 7 years longer. Field study with 5,000 testees, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
25.Good conductEnjoy periods of stillnessIt regenerates the body, when one remains in stillness at least once a day.Switch off the radio, TV, PC, mobile phone. 
26.Good conductPlay a musical instrumentMusicians, especially piano players, live longer.They train their brains, learn continually into their progressed age, and relax while making music.Study, Great Britain
27.Good conductTrain your brainMemory training, learning poems and dance steps, solving Sudoku / crossword puzzles, handy craft Klaus von Dohnanyi and Ulla Hahn, Gedichte fürs Gedächtnis [poems for the brain]
28.Good conductDon't smokeMale smokers die 18.2 years earlier than non-smokers.
Female smokers die 18.22 years earlier.
Those who do not smoke passively live 6.9 years longer.
Less cardiovascular diseases.More than 30 years lasting long-term study with around 54,000 test persons, university Oslo, Norway
29.Good conductStall retirementPensionists at age 55 lived to age 72 on average.
Pensionists at age 60 lived to age 76 on average.
Pensionists at age 65 lived to age 80 on average.
The death rate rises the sooner people choose to go into retirement.Study on former employees of an US oil concern
30.Body careBrush/floss your teethRegular flossing with dental floss reduces parodontitis and prolongs life for 6.4 years.Inflammations in the oral cavities augment the risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.Dentists, New Zealand
31.MovementWalk, jog, bikeThree times a week walking for half an hour or riding a bycicle, swimmingReduces one third of the risk for osteoporosisStudy Cycling & Health, German Sports University, Cologne, Germany
32.MovementMake sports
Endurance training
Those who keep moving live longer.Prevents overweight and its resulting sicknesses.Department for Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Liisa Byberg and colleagues
33.MovementPractice the Schüttelkur
____________
Exercise from Chinese healing arts
Legs shoulder width apart, bend your knees loosely and teeter slightly,
letting the arms dangle somewhat, eyes closed, while you breathe calmly for 30 seconds.
Maximal oxygen supply 

 

            1. Go to school.
            2. Keep your job.
            3. Exert a strong will to live.
            4. Act kindly and benevolently.
            5. Kiss and cuddle.
            6. Practice steady sex.
            7. Procreate.
            8. Confront your partner.
            9. Don't get divorced.
            10. Date younger women (given you are an older single man).
            11. Foster (your) friendships.
            12. Care for (your) pets.
            13. Drink cofffee.
            14. Consume alcohol (red wine, beer) moderately.
            15. Have breakfast every day.
            16. Consume little red meat.
            17. Eat less meals.
            18. Eat peanut butter (and dark chocolate).
            19. Live in a quiet place (preferably in the countryside).
            20. Sleep sufficiently.
            20. Smile.
            21. Enjoy periods of stillness.
            22. Play a musical instrument.
            23. Train your brain.
            24. Don't smoke.
            25. Stall retirement.
            26. Brush / floss your teeth (every day).
            27. Keep moving (walking, jogging, biking).
            28. Make sports.
            29. Practice the Schüttelkur.
            1. Reflect on your assumptions.
            2. Reframe your inner talk.
            3. Shift your perspective.
            4. Practice mindful attention.
            5. Set intentions.
            6. Build new habits.
            7. Find guidance.
            8. Move from I to We.
            9. Death makes life possible.

 

Sources:
► Composed from the data of article 33 Tipps, wie auch Sie 100 Jahre alt werden [33 Recommendations to Reach Age 100], presented by Bild.de online, 11. September 2009
► Article Nine Practices for Conscious Aging, presented by Spirituality and Health, Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. (*1957) US American medical anthropologist, senior research scientist, Research Institute of California Pacific Medical Center, co-founder of the Integral Health Network, Inc., president and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) (2009-2012), writer on consciousness, healing, and consciousness-based healthcare, July 2015

Seven physical factors of aging

The British visionary and  independent researcher from Cambridge, England, Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Dr. is a biomedical gerontologist at Cambridge University. He is the chairman and chief science officer of The Methuselah Foundation as well as the editor in chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research. His strategies for engineered negligible senescence (SENS)  approach is controversial. With his engineering background he defined the ageing problem into following seven components:

༺༻Physical factors of aging
1.Cell loss
2.Apoptosis-resistance (the tendency of cells to refuse to die when they are supposed to)
3.Gene mutations in the cell nucleus
4.Gene mutations in the mitochondria (the cell's power-packs)
5.Accumulation of junk inside cells
6.Accumulation of junk outside cells
7.Accumulation of inappropriate chemical links in the material that supports cells

Variance in life expectancy as a result of the social inequality gap

Average human life expectancy on Earth – Social inequality gap
Status 2010-2011
༺༻Population segment
Age of death
Life expectancy gap
Race, country
ComparisonWhite rich Europe vs. Black poor Africa
Two continents
50-plus year gap in one lifetime
1.Around 90 yearsMonaco (principality near South of France)
2.Around 38 yearsAngola (African state)
ComparisonStates in the United States of America
Each two genders and races
33 year gap in one lifetime
1.Around 91 yearsAsian-American woman living in New Jersey
2.Around 58 yearsNative-American man living in South Dakota
Comparison3rd world country vs. pocket in 1st world mega city
Men and races
Pari chances – males reaching age 65
1.Higher chanceAsian male in Bangladesh
2.Lesser chance
Note: United States as a whole is 91 times richer than Bangladesh.
Black male in Harlem (New York City)
References:
Article: How to Regrow a Limb, presented by Big Think, Megan Erickson, 4. January 2012
Book: Richard Wilkinson, Ph.D. (*1943) British professor emeritus of social epidemiology, University of Nottingham, economy historian, researcher of inequality data in health and social determinants, Kate Pickett, Ph.D. (*1965) British professor of epidemiology, University of York, co-author, The Spirit Level. Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, Bloomsbury Press, United States, December 2009
See also: ► Income and status gap in 23 of the rich developed countries worldwide – Wilkinson und Pickett (2011)

Transhumanism – Cybernetic immortality


Avatar milestones
The 2045 Initiative is a nonprofit organization that develops a network and community of researchers in the field of artificial life extension. Founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011, it engages Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems. The 2045 Initiative has a roadmap for developing cybernetic immortality.
Its goal is to create an avatar controlled by a "brain-computer" interface.

The featured life-extension project Avatar Project One aims to design an artificial humanoid body [so-called "avatar"] 
and an advanced brain-computer interface system. Biologically, a life support system will be developed for hosting a
human brain inside the avatar and maintaining it alive and functional.

 

Stages of producing cybernetic artificial immortality
Avatar·stagePlanned procedureDeadline
Avatar ACreation of a robotic copy of a human body remotely capable of interpreting commands directly from the mind, and sending information back to the mind in a form that can be interpreted via brain-computer interface.~2020
Avatar BCreation of an avatar in which a human brain is transplanted at the end of one's life. Autonomous system providing life support for the brain and allowing it interaction with the environment, possibly mounted into an existing Avatar A chassis.~2025
Avatar CCreation of an artificial brain to which a human personality is transferred for emulation at the end of one's life. Upload one's personality to a computer~2035
Avatar DUltimate creation of a hologram (diagram-like avatar), assuming either the upload is involuntary or all humans chose to upload~2045
Reference: ► Website 2045.com
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry 2045 Initiative

 

Links zum Thema Altern, Langlebigkeit, Unsterblichkeit / Ageing, longevity, immortality

Literatur

Hinweis auf den 280 Jahre alten Hindu Yogi namens Trailanga Swami (1607-1887)

Literature (engl.)

Hints to a 280 years old Hindu Yogi named Trailanga Swami (1607-1887)

Bone by Marion Woodman is the autobiography by a woman faced with death.

The China Study Wikipedia entry, Based on the China-Cornell-Oxford Project, a 20-year study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Cornell University, and University of Oxford, described by The New York Times as "the Grand Prix of epidemiology"

Just Say No to Aging? A provocative new book from a Harvard psychologist suggests that changing how we think about our age and health can have dramatic physical benefits, presented by American weekly news magazine Newsweek, Wray Herbert, 14. April 2009

For five years Karl Pillemer interviewed more than 1,000 older Americans (at age 70-100).

Audiobook

Longevity Project – Longest 80 year old longevity study (1921-2011)

Cultural portals (memes) shape human biology and the ageing process.


Externe Weblinks


External web links (engl.)




Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, created 'long-distance mice' with PEPCK-C enzyme

In 2006 Shinya Yamanaka of Japan's Kyoto University first created induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells which can develop into any cell type. Up to now usually much fewer than 1% of adult cells are successfully reprogrammed to become iPS cells. Success rates of making cells pluripotent are still low.

The oldest verified woman (*1853) is a lifelong smoker whose actual daughter is age 108.

Georgiy Meurnishvili, spokesman for the civil registry at the Justice Ministry in Georgia, claims to host the oldest person on Earth: Antisa Khvichava (*8. July 1880-30 September 2012) from a remote mountain village in western Georgia

Compelling evidence that male sex hormone reduces male lifespan

Extraordinary 80-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life.

Scientist Wanda Ruth Lunsford [age 26] put an old rat and a young rat to sleep and tied their skin together. The rats' blood supplies joined, and after several weeks the old rat had new neurons growing in its brain, a stronger heartbeat, bigger muscles, and brown hair instead of gray hair. Henceforth, Lunsford believed young blood could scientifically reverse the aging process.

Upper limit of human age is peaking at around 115 years

Bryan G. Hughes, biologist, McGill University, and Siegfried Hekimi, biologist, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, analyzed the lifespan of the longest-living individuals from the USA, the UK, France and Japan for each year since 1968.

  • Shigeaki Hinohara (1911-2017) Japanese clinical physician, founder of the New Elderly Movement, educator, author of best-seller Living Long, Living Good, cited in: Article 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice From a 104-Year-Old Japanes Doctor, presented by Elite Readers, Dondi, 17. July 2017
    Article 10 Longevity Tips from Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan's 105-Year-Old Longevity Expert, presented by Open Culture, 4. August 2017
    Advice how to live to a hundered years
    1. Take the stairs and always carry your own stuff. Don’t slack on everyday physical activity.
    2. Do not believe everything your doctor recommends. Do not commit to unneccessary surgery. Doctors can't cure everyone.
    3. Share what you know.
    4. You do not have to retire.
    5. Plan ahead. Keep on trucking.
    6. Don't be overweight. Eat to live, don't live to eat.
    7. Energy does not come from sleeping a lot or eating well, it comes from feeling good.
    Sleep when tired, eat when hungry. No need for fixed lunchtime and bedtime.
    8. It is wonderful to live long (when voluntarily serving the community).
    9. Pick a role model you can be worthy of.
    10. Do not worry too much, life is unpredictable and full of incidents.
    11. Science alone can not help or cure people.
    12. Do not be crazy for money.
    13. Pain is mysterious. Play and have fun, rather than taking pain killers.
    14. Be inspired. Find a poem that speaks to you and let it guide you.
    15. Divest of material burdens.
  • Article Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits, presented by Medical XPress, 31. August 2017


Audio- und Videolinks

  • Buchtrailer "Im Tal der Hundertjährigen", präsentiert von Ricardo Coler, Journalist, YouTube Film, 2:33 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 7. July 2010

Das Andendorf Vilcabamba im Süden Ecuadors gilt als südamerikanisches Shangri-La. Seine Einwohner werden hundertzwanzig Jahre alt. Sie sterben selbstbestimmt.

Die Studie "Alter: Leben und Arbeit" fand unter 205 Befragten eine Verteilung von vier unvereinbar unterschiedlichen Alterstypen unter den Deutschen:

1) 22% Leistungsorientierter Alterstyp – Positive Bewertung der Arbeitswelt
2) 14% Wertkonservativer Alterstyp – Negative Bewertung der Arbeitswelt
3) 30% Hedonistischer Alterstyp – Negative Bewertung der Arbeitswelt
4) 34% Solidarischer Alterstyp – Negative Bewertung der Arbeitswelt
Peter Kruse: "Es geht heute nicht mehr um die Erhöhung individueller Motivation, sondern es geht um mehr soziale Gerechtigkeit. Wir stehen vor der Frage nach grundsätzlich neuen [sozialen] Modellen. Die gemeinschaftliche Leistung in Richtung Solidarität wird unsere zentrale Aufgabe in den nächsten Jahren sein." Minute 34:57

Audio and video links (engl.)

Discussing the gap between biological and perceived age

On On aging

The emergence of the Liberated Older Woman [The Mother of Invention]

  • Audio interview with Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., US American depth psychologist, wilderness rites guide, ecotherapist, author, The Master in the Grove of Elders, presented by IONS, Conscious Aging teleseminar series, host Kathleen Erickson-Freeman, 1:03:10 minutes duration, posted 28. April 2011

Elderhood is conscious maturing.

Audio and video links (engl.) – Ben Abba on immortality / Unsterblichkeit

  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author of e-book Secrets of an Immortal. An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History, Results of immortality research, Part 1 of 13, presented by Sovereign Mind Radio, Shades of Rituals and Beliefs, hosts: Sonia Barrett, Spirit Halima, Lenon Honor, YouTube film, 8:56 minutes duration, aired 25. May, posted 27. Mai 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Secrets of an immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio Truth2power, host Beverly D., 1:00 hour duration, posted 1. June 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Immortality? Living Thousands of Years?, # 19, presented by EnergyTalkRadio.com, program Life Without Limitation, hosts Markandeya and Shelley King, intuitive, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 25. June 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Secrets Of An Immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio, Paranormal Palace Radio, host Royce Holleman, 2 hours duration, aired 9. July 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Changing Beliefs to Live Life as an Immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio, Awakenings, host Michele Meiche, 1 hr 30 minutes duration, aired 10. July 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Secrets of an immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio, Laurie Carty web radio show, Abundance Alley, host Laurie Carty, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 15. July 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Life Without Limitation, presented by EnergyTalkRadio.com, program, hosts Markandeya and Shelley King, intuitive, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 22. July 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Death Isn't A Destiny. It's a Choice., presented by Blogtalkradio, The Hour of Interest, host Yuri Brown, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 23. July 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Secrets of an immortal, presented by Blogtalkradio, Laurie Carty web radio show, Abundance Alley, host Laurie Carty, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 23. September 2009
  • Audio interview with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Immortality and Inspiration, presented by Blogtalkradio, Liara Covert Show, host Liara Covert, 1 hour 30 minutes duration, posted 22. November 2009
  • Podcast by Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, Living More Than 150 Years by Those Who Have Done It, presented by Achieving-Immortality.com, episode 2, presented by Mysterious Universe, narrator Benjamin Grundy, MP3, December 2009

G. Stanley (151), Thomas Parr (152), Zaro Aga (157), Robert Lynch (160), Jonas Warren (167), William Edwards (168), Shirali Mislimov (168), Henry Jenkins (169), Javier Pereira (169), John Rovin (172), Petratsh Zartan (187), Li Ching Yun (256)

  • Audio podcast with Ben Abba, US American security consultant, remote reviewer, longevity researcher, author, The Quest to Achieve Immortality, MP3, presented by Yaktivate.com Podcast Network Channel Achieving Immortality, episode 7, narrated by Benjamin Grundy, Mysterious Universe, 1 hour duration, aired 9. June 2010   

Audio and video links (engl.) – Dan Buettner

  • Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author, Boosting Well-Being for a Longer, Healthier Life, sponsored by Gallup.com, YouTube film, 4:30 minutes duration, posted 19. October 2009
  • Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author, How to live to be 100+, TEDX Talks, YouTube film, 19:38 minutes duration, filmed September 2009, posted 6. January 2010
  • Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author of The Blue Zones, Health and Well-Being: Keys to Transformation, part 2 of 3, presented by The Nashville Health Care Council, Television Worth Watching wnptvideos, YouTube film, 29:49 minutes duration, posted 7. January 2010
  • Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author of The Blue Zones, Blue Zones Project as Part of the Healthiest State Initiative, presented at Presidential Inauguration Speaker Series, 4. October 2011, YouTube film, 40:54 minutes duration, posted 12. October 2011
  • Video presentation by Dan Buettner (*1960) US American longevity coach, explorer, journalist for the National Geographic, educator, author of The Blue Zones, Dan Buettner at TEDMED 2011, presented by TEDMED Talks 2011, YouTube film, 16:18 minutes duration, posted 9. December 2011

Universal lifestyle behaviors enhancing longevity, why they're so hard to adopt in the U.S.

Audio and video links (engl.) – David R. Hawkins

Audio and video links (engl.) – Mario Martinez

Reply to Caroline Myss's question: the pioneer flies; defying cultural portals of aging

Three core wounds and their neurological antedotes
1. Shaming – Honoring (self)
2. Betrayal (by a partner) – Loyalty (for self)
3. Abandonment (by a partner) – Commitment (to self and consequences to others)

  • Video interview with Mario Martinez, PsyD, Uruguaian clinical neuropsychologist, contemplative psychologist, psycho-neuroimmunologist, author, How Culture Influences Aging, presented by Canadian TV station TVO, Ontario, host Steve Paikin (*1960) Canadian journalist, author, documentary producer, YouTube film, 20:29 minutes duration, posted 18. April 2013

99.9% of all centennarians believe in God and lead a meaningful life. They don't think in terms of age and aging. They name their age and forewent to adopt the cultural belief of "middle age".

Audio and video links (engl.) – Arcady Petrov

Bioinformative mental methodology of regeneration of removed organs and teeth, rejuvenation, immortality

Audio and video links (engl.) – Longevity conference

Only 18% of the population flosses regularly.

Audio and video links (engl.) – Vitamine D3 intake / Vitamin D3-Versorgung

Movie links (engl.)

Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La, as described by James Hilton, is a haven of peace and tranquility for the world-weary diplomat Richard Conway (Peter Finch). There is no crime, no war, no sickness, no pollution, no sadness and a lifetime may be in the 100s of years. Minute 9:15

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Note on Shangri-La:

Once the person has experienced these sublime states [of i.e. a near death experience NDE] their life is totally transformed. The movie "Lost Horizon" depicts those extremely well.
If you see the movie Lost Horizon [according to a novel by British author James Hilton, 1933] you will understand drugs and alcohol. [O]nce the person has experienced Shangri-La and he tries to go back to the world, the world of 220 has no longer has any appeal. […] And in that movie the main character […] desires to get back to that state of Shangri-La. (Shangri-La calibrates at about LoC 625, a very addicting state of consciousness, once experienced.) So he [the main character] gives up everything in the world to go back to that state. In respect to drugs and alcohol that is exactly what you are going to do. […] You will give up anything and everything in order to get back in that state of consciousness. […] In the end this state requires that you’ll risk and give up your body. […] You're going to say yes to it. Now we know what we are addicted to. 13


 

Interne Links

Hawkins

 

 

1 Was ist Gotu Kola?, Frank Firley, 2012

2 Longevity Project (engl.) – Längste 80 Jahre dauernde Langlebigkeitsstudie (1921-2011)

3 Die Long-Life-Formel. Die wahren Gründe für ein langes und glückliches Leben, Beltz, 1. Auflage 24. Januar 2013

4 Publications (engl.), präsentiert von The Equality Trust, England

5 Ulrich Pfister, Georg Fertig, Epidemiologischer Übergang, präsentiert von der Universität Münster (uni-muenster.de), 2004

6 en.Wikipedia: Number of humans who have ever lived

7 Erik Qualman, US American keynote speaker on  digital leadership, digital media and future trends, author, Over 50% of the World's Population is Under 30 – Social Media on the Rise, Wiley, 1st edition April 2010

8 Abraham H. Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being, S. 26, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 2nd edition 1968

9 Centenarian populations by country

10 Report by The New York Times on Li Ching Yuen, Saturday, 6. May 1933

11 "Methuselah" rediscovered – Encounters with the oldest Immortal alive

12 Pluto in Capricorn – Rise and fall of empires – Structural transformation

13 Video presentation by Dr. David R. Hawkins, Archival Office Visit Series Drug Addiction and Alcoholism, B-1, 1 CD / 1 DVD, 1986-1988

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