Life is funny. We want to live it, don’t want to die, but we aren’t willing to make the sacrifices to stick around to hit 100. That’s part of the findings of a study by University of Phoenix.
By 2040 there will be a 129-percent increase in people living to 85 or older. The question is, are we willing to make the sacrifices to reach a ripe old age? Not really, so says the survey. To live that long takes planning and giving things up like bad habits, plus financial planning. Who wants to be broke when elderly?
If certain variables were met, though, Americans would go for it. Those variables, though are tough.
- If I were guaranteed to be of sound body and mind – 85 percent
- If my spouse, partner and/or loved ones were still alive – 79 percent
- If I didn't physically look 100 years old – 71 percent
What wouldn’t we do to live to 100?
- Quit smoking
- Save money for later care
- Maintain strong relationships
- Have a healthy sleep schedule
- Exercise more
- Eat healthier
If you’re one of the few that are ready to outlive everyone else, plan ahead and eat healthy!
Source: University of Phoenix