The Longevity ProjectNPR coverage of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Eight-Decade Study by Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Presents a full-length report on a landmark study that challenges popular beliefs to identify the factors that actually influence the human lifespan, drawing on modern statistics to cite the benefits of such examples as singlehood and hard work.
Exercise is important, but it doesn't have to mean logging long hours at the gym. Longevity Project researchers found that intense fitness regimens could backfire — long-term, you're better off finding a physical activity that you love.