Every time we post about someone who has lived to be 100 years old -or older- they have a story about how they did it. But each of those interviews is just one person's story. AsapSCIENCE has an overview of the science that pinpoints the specific things that may lead to longevity.
However, some of the factors aren't under our control at all. And those that are might be confounded by other factors. Keep in mind also that a long life is not much of a benefit if the last decades are spent in ill health. Still, we can live a perfectly healthy life and be hit by a bus tomorrow. So we are back to the old adage: Plan your life as if you'll live forever, savor it as if today were your last day. -via Geeks Are Sexy