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The Results of the 100 @ 100 Survey

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Do whatever you want to fight aging as bullishly or gracefully as you can, but know this while you’re coloring your hair and getting shots of Botox: We are most attractive at age 31. After that, it’s all downhill when it comes to our looks. That’s the word from the 10th annual survey of 100@100, a poll of 100 100-year-olds taken by UnitedHealthcare.

Facts about aging, according to 100-year-olds:

  • What age is “old”? 87
  • Most attractive age: 31
  • Most energetic age: 34
  • Healthiest age: 46
  • Wisest age: 49
  • Most content age: 56

When asked what age they truly feel, more than half (52 percent) of 100-year-olds say they feel much younger than their actual age. How young? On average, centenarians say they feel like they are 79 years old. We can learn a lot about longevity from centenarians: Keeping a positive attitude is the most important factor in staying healthy, according to a quarter of the centenarians surveyed. The next most popular answers are eating healthy (21 percent), exercising regularly (10 percent) and keeping busy (9 percent). Nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of 100-year-olds say they see themselves as being very positive people. In addition, nearly half of centenarians (47 percent) say it gets easier to maintain a positive attitude with age.

This article was written by chris@canyonmedia.net