• wellness

    Endless Life

    There’s No Limit to Longevity

    This article just published in Scientific American, is regarding a tight data set of ultra-aged people in Italy—those over 100. There are now 500,000 people worldwide over 100, and the number is expected to soon double. Researchers introduced the theory that there may be an age plateau that people reach in their 90s, and that there may not actually be an age at which people can no longer live.

    This is, of course, quite controversial, not only from a biological standpoint, but from a cultural one as well. Since the beginning of time humans have been searching for some form of eternal life, and any glimmer of validation of that possibility is newsworthy. What is most definitely true is that the amount of people living into extreme advanced age is growing dramatically. The Queen of England has reduced the sending of birthday cards to all the UK centenarians because the group became too large. The key question in all this longevity is: what is the quality of extended life? And if that can become something more along the lines of a 60-year-old, then it really will be a game changer.

    This topic is one of the most controversial we write about, and would love to hear all your thoughts on this. Let’s discuss in the comments section on the site.

    David Stewart
    David Stewart
    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

    More Stories

    Cindy Gallop, 59: Make Love Not Porn

    Turning the World on with Her Guile The first thing you should know about Cindy Gallop is that she’s a warrior. Outspoken, often irreverent, and...

    YBL 2019: Wow, What a Day

    This past Tuesday, June 11, was our first conference, YBL (Your Best Life) in Los Angeles.Today, we are in grateful recovery mode. Putting on something...

    Jill Satterfield: Meditation

    How long have you been meditating?Since around 4 years old. I was fortunate to have been taught to meditate by my mother, who called...

    Good vs Bad Fat

    How does fat fit into a healthy diet? Over the years fat has received a lot of bad press and has been linked to obesity...

    Brian Jones Book: Butterfly in the Park

    There is a new photo book about Brian Jones coming out. For those who may not recall, Jones was one of the founding members...