One hundred years young: Frank Booth’s vision for a healthier America

I believe that we all have the ability to live to 100 given we are doing the right things. There are always tragedies, or accidents but overall we could make 100 years old the average.

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By Rachel Zamzow

DSC_0027 Frank Booth, 71, takes a break from running on the treadmill in his office. Inspired by his research on the effects of exercise, Booth runs several miles each day. Photo by Rachel Zamzow.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Frank Booth wants people to live to be 100. And then be told they have 48 hours to live. Only at the very end of life should people succumb to conditions such as cancer or heart disease, he says. Then, a serious illness wouldn’t be a tragedy; it’d be cause for throwing one last giant party.

Booth, an exercise physiology professor at the University of Missouri, figures that we should thrive until the end of our lives instead of gradually declining into sickness. Our lifespan should not outlast our healthspan. Otherwise, he wonders, what’s the point of sticking around for so long?

Unfortunately, a large proportion of the U.S. population is chronically…

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About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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4 Responses to One hundred years young: Frank Booth’s vision for a healthier America

  1. James says:

    I may have to steal this one.

  2. Pingback: My Inspiration: Frank Booth | The Old Man's Gym

  3. jncthedc says:

    Commitment, dedication and belief. If this doesn’t define SUCCESS, I’m not sure what does! Great story.

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