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Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Longevity, defined as the length of an individual life, is a topic that has been explored by the scientific community as well as across cultures for decades. Health professionals repeatedly encourage individuals to eat more vegetables, exercise more, lose weight, and engage in other health-related behaviors to live a long and healthy life; however, recent literature suggests predictors of extending life are more complex than these recommendations. While there is no specific formula to guarantee a long life, it is well-established that a multitude of factors contribute to an individual’s longevity. These factors ultimately break down into three categories- genetics, disposition, and lifestyle choices.
conscientiousness, disposition, exercise, extending life, genetics, health-related behaviors, Lewis Terman, lifestyle choices, longevity, The Longevity Project, vegetables, weight control
Datoc, A. E.,
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Longevity. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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