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People born 100 years ago would typically live to the ripe old age of 50 years, while children born this year are expected to live to age 80 and even beyond.

A study of centenarians reveals some general guidelines that you can follow in order to help extend your own life, regardless of your current age:
1.Be born a female. Hard to do much about this now that you’re here, but females have been outliving males for centuries.
2.Stay married. Married people live longer than single people – 10 years longer for men, 4 years for women.
3.Eat less. Research shows that life expectancy can be extended by eating less.
4.Pass up refined sugar. Eating excessive refined sugar can speed the aging process.
5.Use little salt. Getting used to salt-free tastes will take some time, but excessive salt intake taxes the heart and kidneys.
6.Reduce protein intake. Ingesting too much protein stresses the body and reduces your ability to fight disease.
7.Regular exercise. No need to spend a fortune for a gym membership. Brisk walking improves circulation, metabolism and emotional well-being and can add years to your life.

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