Secrets to a 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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   Teacher: John Robin

 

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Course plan

Lesson 1. Jeanne Calment: A Spirit of Determination
Lesson 2. Jiroemon Kimura: Discipline Through Diet
Lesson 3. Sarah Knauss: Developing Inner Calm
Lesson 4. Emiliano Mercado del Toro: The Power of Laughter
Lesson 5. Violet Brown: A Foundation of Acceptance
Lesson 6. Yisrael Kristal: Developing Inner Resilience
Lesson 7. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper: Wisdom on Complaining
Lesson 8. Antonio Todde: The Inner Power of Inertia
Lesson 9. María Capovilla: A New Understanding of Fitness
Lesson 10. Saturnino de la Fuente: Meeting Luck Halfway
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Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.

 

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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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