Scientists have compiled a list of the main signs of longevity


08 Feb­ru­ary 2017, 16:38

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For many cen­turies mankind has been pre­oc­cu­pied with ques­tions of immor­tal­i­ty. And if peo­ple have not yet suc­ceed­ed in becom­ing immor­tal or invent­ing an elixir of youth, then some progress is already being observed in mat­ters of increas­ing life expectan­cy.

Sci­en­tists have long been assur­ing us that man is a poten­tial long-liv­er. How­ev­er, the abil­i­ty of an indi­vid­ual to live hap­pi­ly ever after is influ­enced by sev­er­al fac­tors, a list of which experts have recent­ly iden­ti­fied.

In the first place, sci­en­tists put the abil­i­ty to main­tain bal­ance. The pres­ence of this qual­i­ty shows how active­ly the endocrine sys­tem works and the cere­bel­lum is ful­ly func­tion­ing, which is respon­si­ble for the coor­di­na­tion of move­ments and the over­all work of all mus­cle tis­sues. Thanks to the prop­er func­tion­ing of this part of the brain, a per­son is able to main­tain the lev­el of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty that is usu­al­ly char­ac­ter­is­tic of young peo­ple.

The next indi­ca­tor of longevi­ty is a quick response to exter­nal stim­uli. Sci­en­tists call this fac­tor anoth­er evi­dence of the health of the ner­vous sys­tem and brain. The part of the brain that is respon­si­ble for con­trol­ling tac­tile sen­sa­tions is locat­ed near the motor area. Los­ing the abil­i­ty to active­ly move, which usu­al­ly occurs with the gen­er­al aging of the body, a per­son los­es the abil­i­ty to feel as before.

In the next place, the researchers placed fast and under­stand­able speech. The longer a per­son retains the abil­i­ty to speak clear­ly and quick­ly, the high­er his chances of liv­ing a long time. The speed of oral speech shows the pres­ence of a sin­cere inter­est of the indi­vid­ual in every­thing around — only intel­lec­tu­al­ly active and young peo­ple pos­sess this qual­i­ty.

Among oth­er fac­tors lead­ing to longevi­ty, experts also name a con­fi­dent hand­shake.

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