Thursday, August 4, 2011

License! License!

Good news everyone! It doesn't matter if you try to live a healthy lifestyle or not!

The NYT Well blog reports that a study of centenarians found they were no more likely to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, or avoid smoking than were people who did not live to be 100 years old.

This, good people, is serious license for extremes of behavior. Go wild! Smoke, drink and carry on! If you have a combination of genes that supports a long life, you may live to be 100 regardless.

Of course, if you don't have that combination of genes you may not live to be 60, but whatever. Don't let that stand between you and your license.


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