Becoming a Centenarian May Depend on Attitude and Ability to Deal with Life's Challenges
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that living to be 100 has a lot to do with how individuals deal with stressful situations. "What is happening to you matters, but more importantly, it is your perception of what is happening to you that is really important for your individual health," said Leon Poon, the lead researcher of the study. As a result of their findings, the research team recommends maintaining a supportive network of friends and family and staying upbeat. Doing these things not only can help people live longer, but also helps them achieve happiness.
Medicare Information Source, March 14, 2011