Is there a secret to longevity?

In today’s UT news, it was reported that a Carlsbad woman will be celebrating her 110th birthday next month. In reading the article, it is heartwarming to learn about “supercentenarians.”

What seems compelling whenever one hears or reads such stories is a pattern that often exists in individuals that have long lives. There is a similar lifestyle that emerges in those that live a long and healthy life. They seem to always keep busy and active; they are energetic and nearly all the time smile and are happy; having plenty of friends and a supportive family are common characteristics as well. While these are strong indicators, scientists continue to research human genetics for anti-aging evidence.