72. That is how much is the average life expectancy in Russia. Well, it’s not a bad figure in comparison with the Central African Republic, where the population is able to survive only up to 45 years. However, if you don’t consider lowest rates of life expectancy in poor African countries, the question arises: can a man born in a more or less comfortable conditions, leading a healthy way of life and not suffering from too much physical work, to live to 150 years?
How old is the oldest person on the planet?
A recognized leader in the duration of life was Frenchwoman Jeanne calment who died in 1997 aged 122 years. The last 12 years of his life a long-held nursing home in Arles, where he died, having become famous all over the world. Despite the fact that Jeanne calment never led a healthy way of life, and 97 years of daily smoked 2 cigarettes, that she was able to deliver a similar record, having gone through literally all of its competitors to claim the title of the oldest person in the world.
Despite the fact that the woman is officially recognized as the oldest inhabitant of the Earth according to the Guinness book of records, it is likely that this prestigious title has long been took the 127-year-old grandmother from Kabardino-Balkaria named Nana Shaova living still.
The fact that the date of birth of NASU Shaova that black and white are in the passport — 00.00.1890 year. Age older women last said in 1960 during the census. Then in order to know at least the year of her birth, had to interview neighbors and next of kin Nana, as she woman his age is not remembered.
How many years have we lived before?
If you look at the statistics, the average life expectancy on the planet, we can see a very interesting trend: from one year to the human lifespan is increasing. This phenomenon is associated with increased levels of medicine, education and culture. So, primitive men already 30 years old was considered an old man, the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans were able to retire at the age of 29, and the inhabitants of medieval cities were considered seniors around the age of 33. Such sad statistics continued until the 19th century, when in connection with the development of technology and complex science, the average duration of human life finally began to increase. It was at this turning point for mankind the moment the average life expectancy in the European countries could increase by almost 2 times: from 34 to 65.
Can a person live to 150 years?
According to biologists and geneticists, increase the duration of human life up to 150 years not only not impossible, but highly likely. Professor of biology at McGill University Siegfried Hekimi believes that some of those born in the 21st century, will be able to live to 150 years of age especially not applying to this no effort. In their study, Hakimi ranked the achievements of the last century, which related to the issues of vaccination, food safety, hygiene, overall reduction of stress and heavy physical work, achievements have a huge impact on the number of past man years.
According to Professor Hakimi, the reasons for which previous generations of people were not able to live to a ripe old age is hardly associated with genetic characteristics. Thus, modern centenarians, which is already mentioned above, Jeanne calment, was unable to live up to 150 years of age due to the fact that the entire modern level of comfort could affect these people only partially.
Life in the early twentieth century is much different from the lives of the XXI century and often characterized by severe and protracted wars, a large amount of stress and, in some cases, obvious malnutrition.