How long do you want to live? That question will receive a variety of answers and that can range from those not wanting to live for very long to those who want to live to a ripe old age. That depends on what is happening in the lives of those who give those answers. Those who say they don’t care to live that long may not have much to live for. Maybe they don’t have many friends or much family who they get along with or see. Maybe they don’t have children and don’t have an interest. Perhaps they have children but don’t have grandchildren. And the prospect of grandchildren is not looking good because maybe their kids can’t have kids, or choose not to have kids. Maybe their kids have special needs and cannot have a family of their own. Maybe they have incurable chronic physical or mental illnesses. There are many variables as to why someone would not want to live that long.
Those who want to live a long life will have something to live for and are healthy. Those who want to live long are happier and can find reasons to be optimistic, even if they also don’t have a lot to look forward to. For those who want to live a long time, how long can they possibly live? How old can someone possibly become? Scientists have found the answer to that. Scientists found that the longest that someone could potentially live is to 150-years-old.
How Did Scientists Determine That The Longest That Anyone Can Live Is Up To 150-Years Old?
A biotech company in Singapore called Gero had its researchers conducting studies. They collaborated with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. After studying the medical data from volunteers in the US and UK, that is how the scientists came up with that age. Researchers used AI to examine the health levels of volunteers by using blood samples and they said that someone’s lifespan ends up being determined by two things which are both resilience and biological age.
Your biological age is not the same as your chronical age. Your biological age factors in the levels of stress, chronic diseases which include mental illnesses, as well as lifestyle. The resilience factors in how quickly you bounce back to baseline health after facing an illness or any other stressor. Therefore, researchers found that after 120 years of age through 150 shows that there is an inability to recover from any stressor. That is how they found the most effective prevention as well as treatment of diseases that are age-related. That can improve lifespan but 150 is the maximum age anyone can live up to at this time. The only way to maybe even surpass that one day is if there is a development of anti-aging therapies.
The recovery rate is an essential part of aging because it can help with the development of medications that can help to extend the lifespan. The oldest person in the world was Jeanne Calment who lived up to 122. She did have various medical ailments but she was very spiritual and religious which she credited to her long life. The next in line Emma Morano lived up to 117 and credited her long life to eating two eggs a day.
Then again there are many people who do those things and don’t live for very long. Longevity is also in the genes, and that also explains how those who have bad habits such as smoking and eating junk food can live long lives and never end up with cancer or other diseases.