According to a research team in Denmark it makes sense that people living to their late 90s and beyond and healthy.  The study leader Dr Kaare Christiansen and his team conducted four surveys of the mental and physical health of 2,300 Danish men and women born in 1905, with 166 still alive for the last survey eight years later.

Another finding of the study was that the super-old were also independent and able to take care of themselves. The percentage of elderly still able to maintain a functionally independent lifestyle stayed nearly constant, declining only modestly from 39 percent at age 92 to 33 per cent at age 100. Encouraging news for people who have hit that milestone.

It is also worth noting that Denmark is considered to have the happiest people on earth. So maybe there is a correlation between health and happiness – anyone want to do the research???