Can exercise slow down the annual rate of decline? We discuss the important concept of VO2 Max, and two centenarians retain excellent fitness levels.
It takes luck to reach the age of 100. Centenarians were very fortunate to have good genes, but their longevity comes from more than chance. They tended to live a certain way, eat certain foods at precise time intervals, leaving time for digestive rest. I cover much of the topic in Robustness, including Robert Marchand's diet, fitness routine and way of life, as well as in these articles.