As of 2015, the average American lifespan reaches 78.74 years. Though it is nice to see the average American life increase from 1955’s statistic of 69.6 years, one wonders if our lifespan could become even longer due to increased technology and knowledge about our health.
We now know smoking is hazardous, we know what a well-balanced diet looks like, we know how to exercise properly, and we have preventative examinations to help us either prevent or shut down cancer before it takes over the body. Amazing, isn’t it?
What is also amazing is seeing American icons defy the lifespan statistics and live well into their 80s or 90s. The first few that come to my mind are Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Doris Day, Glynis Johns, Eva Marie Saint, Carl Reiner, and Angela Lansbury.
However, there is one leading lady at age 95 that is still working and acting! Her name: Betty White. Her secret to success: be positive, love vodka and hot dogs!
From Fox News:
If you’re seeking guidance on longevity, you might find yourself turning to Hollywood legend Betty White.
“Enjoy life,” the actress, who turns 96 later this month, told Parade. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”
White also spoke about her love for vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.”
Her birthday is Jan. 17.
White confessed, “I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside. I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time.”
The former “Golden Girls” star, who has six Emmys under her belt, isn’t retiring.
“I just love to work, so I’ll keep working until they stop asking,” she revealed.
Who wouldn’t like to not only live up to age 95, but can still choose to work?! Most 95 year olds’ quality of life is low, but seeing Betty White vibrant and acting is now making me think that a hot dog for lunch may not be such a bad idea!
Source: Fox News