08 February 2017, 16:38
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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