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According to the Boston University School of Medicine New England Centenarian Study, centenarians are remarkable examples of healthy aging. Centenarians come from all walks of life. They have different educational, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. They are of different ethnicities and live in regions all over the globe. However, they do share some of the following characteristics associated with healthy aging:

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They are not obese, and in fact many of them tend to be thin,

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They generally do not smoke,

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They stay physically strong through exercise and physical activity,

They remain active and engaged with their families and the community either through extended working, volunteer work, and contributing to the household throughout their later years,

They maintain a healthy diet, and

They are more resilient and better able to handle life’s stressors.

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