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?

   638 students completed this course

   94% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: John Robin


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94% of students recommend

  “Very well written! I actually looked forward to this course coming on an daily basis. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and just signed up for one of his other courses to keep the momentum going!”

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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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