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As long as you both shall live…and live…and live

What if you do want to live longer than your late 70's or early 80's? Are their predictors that will tell you what contributes to a long, long life? Junk food aside, Yes!

The results of a recent study name some qualities and behaviors that contribute to our longevity.

Beginning in the 1920s, more than 1500 children identified as gifted were followed throughout their lives.

People who worked hard did not die sooner than their less ambitious peers - they tended to live longer. Married men benefited from their wedding vows while marriage made little difference for women.

So, enjoy your job, nurture those friendships, avoid risky behaviors and you just could live long enough to celebrate your 100th birthday.

(About Photo: Catherine Johnston's great grandparents Andrew and Etta Forness.)


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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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