Yes, genetically speaking, the luck of the draw is probably the most important factor in living a long life.
As most of you know (what few of you are left here at mybloggers), I'm trying to reach a century worth of the good life.
Here's my list:
Eat right-- Fruits and vegetables. No "white" foods or carbs.
Vigorous Exercise (cardio and muscle and mind)
Sleep 8 hrs/day and take a power nap.
Drink water and maybe green tea, coffee, and wine.
Brush and floss teeth.
Have regular BMs.
Live "Arcticly" (cold house).
Don't smoke and live rurally (less air pollution)
Avoid noise (reduces stress)
Listen to music ( " " )
Have good hygiene
See doctor, dentist, optometrist yearly
Read, work puzzles
Avoid "risky business" (ladders, chain saws, etc.)
Except for the last one, I try to follow the "good list". They say the following items increase longevity, but I don't follow them.
Marriage (or partner)
Own a dog or cat
Go to church, socialize
Hug (human touch)
I'll probably die from a falling meteor or dog bite from jogging. Just my luck!