There are currently thought to be 450,000 people around the world in their 100s. This group of centenarians is the fastest growing part of the population, meaning more and more of us are living longer.
While, of course, genetics have a part to play in the ageing process, research has revealed that there are changes you can make to improve your chances of hitting the big 100 – these include the following:
Stay active – in body and in mind
Research into those who age slowly has shown that keeping physically and mentally active is imperative. Exercising regularly keeps the body healthy, while mental fitness can reduce cognitive decline. Many of those who live longer also remain in either full or part-time work to give them a...