PROBLEMS OF STRESS
FOR Dr. and
Professor Alberto J. Núñez Sellés, stress presents
itself as a result of distinct causes and we cannot
just associate the condition with a psychosocial
origin, although this may be true in the majority of
Noise: Spain leads the way in Europe
THERE are situations that prejudice health and can signify an obstacle for active longevity and as a result, the objective of living to 120 years of age or more. One of them is the noise that arises from the lack of suitable policies to avoid it in modern life.
The exaltation of expectancy
we consider that human beings can live to 120 years
or more, and that this is no longer a dream but a
constant subject of assiduous research, then
scientists must be on the right track.
concepts for prolonging life
WITH the development of the industry of wellbeing in
this century, food production and pharmaceutical
industries, the two fastest growing manufacturing
sectors in the world, are striving to apply new
medical concepts within that industry of wellbeing
and healthy nutritional goods and to train personnel
specialized in wellbeing issues.
are a symptom
promoting the philosophy of constant health care
aimed at prolonging life up to 120 years speak of
the need to create a culture of physical activity.
reappearung due to social problems
THERE is a time in life, especially
after getting past the first six decades, when
periodic medical exams become essential, affirmed
Dr. Enrique Vega, on analyzing the basic precautions
that should take be taken by everyone who wishes to
live longer and reach the age of 120.
new field for health
disregarding scientific rigor in the medical care,
it has been demonstrated that new fields exist that
may serve as a therapeutic complement to a longer
life and even reaching the age of 120 or more.
The island that will
feature greater longevity
CUBA is and will be an
appropriate country for reaching the age of 120 with
old age is not a myth
is possible to attain happiness, well being,
productivity, and other conditions for one’s whole
life. To make that a generalized reality, the idea
of the 120 Years Club demonstrates what can be done
without enormous effort for us to have a long,
active life and enjoy health and mental clarity.
Eat less and
AS confidence grows in the world over
humans’ ability to prolong life and even aspire to
reach the age of 120 in the future, there are more
people thinking about the benefits of physical
activity, and promoting an active lifestyle to
achieve that goal.
• A sedentary
child means a sedentary youth, a sedentary adult and
a sedentary elderly person
DR. Santiago Valdés Martín, a prominent professor of
pediatrics in Havana, believes the proposal to live
longer with quality of life is based on concepts
that are valid by nature, given that experience and
research have shown that today’s human being is
capable of reaching 120 or more.
A liter-and-a-half of water every
day renews the kidneys
that are indispensable to avoiding kidney problems
and the close relationship among the various organs
of the human body are aspects touched on by Dr. Raúl
Herrera Valdés when he considers the proven
possibilities of humans reaching the age of 120 with
quality of life.
tending toward global pandemic
THE goal of achieving longevity with quality of life
and even reaching the age of 120 or more is not a
utopia, but it is undeniable that in order to
achieve that, people must travel a road strewn with
• Dangers of
premature labor and delayed growth
proposition of extending life expectancy to 120
years in Cuba is the result of the development of
public healthcare on the world and most especially,
on our country, believes Dr. José Oliva Rodríguez,
second-grade specialist in obstetrics and gynecology,
as well as a consultant professor.
Group of experts created to prolong life
A group of
international experts who are specialists in each of
life’s stages has been established with the aim of
prolonging life, it was announced at the first
scientific conference of the 120 Years Club.
New ways to
attain a longer life
PROBLEMS related to longevity, life
expectancy and aging currently constitute one of the
main priorities in the world. Measures that
contribute to solving those problems are providing
greater possibilities for a long life with quality
and even the aspiration of living to 120 years.
THE theme of mother cells and genes
is the subject of study in many countries. In Cuba
specific work is being undertaken and coordinated in
hospitals and research institutes such as the
Hematology Institute, CIMEQ, and the Hermanos
Ameijeiras hospital, attempting to provide adult
mother cells from patients themselves in order to
attain replacements for damaged tissue, for example,
that of the heart.
Living habits and environment
decisive in longevity
that over the last 50 years, the average life
expectancy rate in Cuba has increased by 20 years –
in some countries more – demonstrates that two
determining factors of longevity are habits and the
Health Organization optimistic over advances in
THE so-called third age is a priority
for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO),
says Dr. Patricio Yépez, permanent representative
for that organization in Cuba, in an interview with
In defense of
GENES are being put on trial, in spite of the fact that they make a considerable contribution to achieving longevity, even to the age of 120 or more.
versus junk food
SCIENTISTS have demonstrated that within a matter of months, humans lose all the molecules that their bodies possess.
Quality of life
THE subject of longevity has been of
great interest throughout the ages and even more so
today when, scientifically, it is known that human
beings posses the biological capacity to live much
longer than they do, according to Dr. Concepción
Campa, an eminent Cuban scientist renowned for her
research work and particularly for creating the
Some skeptics say, regarding theories
of the possibilities of reaching the age of 120,
“There are better health services, we practice
prevention, medications and other conditions are
increasing the average useful life in today’s world,
but who is controlling the stress that causes such
agitation in modern life, itself threatened by
would make Gerardo García Reyes very happy if this
coming January 20 his centenarian brothers – Joaquín,
his twin, and Manuel, aged 102 – could celebrate
together, as usual, the birthday of the family
twins, but he thinks it will be...
perspectives, future problems
LOOKING towards the future, I
imagine how it would be to live with the multitude
who by then be 120 years or older.
helps to prolong life
NATURALLY, the will to live, regular medical attention and other personal habits that can be developed without sacrifice help to prolong existence.
Mysteries, realities and
AGING, which still hasn’t been
completely deciphered by science, presents us with
mysteries, realities, and even signs of prejudice
that bring up numerous questions. Dr. Eugenio
Selman, promoter of the 120 Years Club, responds to
some of them.
of life is not a utopia
IF we consider that at the beginning of the last century average life expectancy stood at under 50 years, a situation that moreover continued until after World War II, and that it had reached 75 years by the end of that century as the result of...
The joy of living
SPEAKING of the secrets of life and death, Argentine
writer Alejandro Dolina affirmed that one of their
greatest enigmas has to do with how strange it is
that human beings, simple mortals, can enjoy life
knowing that it comes to an end.
‘I’d like to
live to 120 as well’
Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of
the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO),
described as extraordinary the creation in Havana of
the 120 Years’ Club, whose noble objective is to
contribute to extending life to this age via daily
actions in favor of good health. “I’d like to live
to that age as well,” she exclaimed.
Conversation on longevity
citizen in the world lives
THERE are many long-lived people in
the world, but it is thought that many more could
continue living beyond 100 and up to 120, affirms
Professor Eugenio Selman, thus rejecting the theory
that there are very few men and women in their
hundreds, while announcing that some scientists
believe that people could reach 120 or even 140, and
others’ estimates extend to 300 years.
The 120 Years
Club is created
THE 120 Years Club, welcomes
individuals of any age from Cuba and the rest of the
world — the only requirement being that they must
want to achieve satisfactory longevity, both for
themselves and their descendents — has been
established at the Hotel Nacional in Havana.
More than 70 centenarians in
WITH a population of 660,000
inhabitants, the western Cuban region of Matanzas is
home to more than 70 people aged 100 years and over,
according a statistical study carried out in the
province’s capital city.
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