Posts Tagged ‘ life expectancy ’

Life Expectancies By Nationality: Can Your Genes Help You Live Longer?

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Lifestyle affects life expectancies more than genetics, but genetics and nationality do play a role in longevity. Certain nationalities have longer life spans than others, but the reasons differ culturally. Stress levels, location, diet, exercise, income levels and health care access all play a role in the life expectancy, and all vary from culture to […]

Seniors, Gait Speed Associated With Life Expectancy

Jan 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

A recent study from the University of Pittsburg suggests senior citizens can get valuable information about life expectancy, based on their age and gait speed.  Gait speed is simply how fast you walk.     The study looked at nine other studies from 1986 to 2000, using data accumulated from 34,485 seniors, aged 65 or older.  Their […]