Health & Fitness

Secrets to Long Life: A Study of the World's Oldest People

There are an estimated 300-500 people in the world who have made it to age 110. These are called supercentenarians. Of them, less than 100 have made it to their 115th birthday. They span the world, with the fewest in China and India, and the greatest in Japan, Barbados, and Portugal, and women outnumber men 7:1.

This course will closely examine ten of them, five men, five women, and ask the question: what is the secret to a long, healthy life? What lessons can be learned from the fascinating stories of the long-lived, to get the most out of our own lives and the many days ahead?

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Created by John Robin
10 lessons
1h 6m
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About the author

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John Robin is an author and founder and senior editor of Story Perfect Editing Services. Driven by his passion to help self-publishing authors produce high-quality books, John continues to grow his company with editing, cover design, and other publishing services.

John is also a voracious reader of non-fiction, especially relating to book marketing and fiction craft or storytelling techniques. As an avid fantasy writer (A Thousand Roads, published June 2019), John also researches topics ranging from geography, history, science, biography, art, and generally any topic to make him a better world-builder.

John also loves math, since before John committed his path to editing and publishing, he worked in academia and had an opportunity to do research in the field of number theory.

When he’s not helping authors, working on his own fiction, or learning problems in mathematics, John spends time in the garden or playing piano. He keeps up a regular strength training and interval running routine and has even run a marathon in just over three and a half hours.