A Study Shows How Long You Will Live By The Size Of Your Shoes

When some people are afraid of aging, others would like to live as long as possible. The latter therefore wonder how far they will live. So, if until now it was difficult to predict life expectancy, today it is possible thanks to scientific research involving several parameters such as foot size!

A Study Shows How Long You Will Live By The Size Of Your Shoes

Life expectancy according to the size of the feet

To understand the relationship between life expectancy and foot size, we need to look back to 1987. At the time, a team of Swedish orthopedic doctors had used computerized data from various parts of Sweden to check the life, the cause of death and the size of the feet. They discovered that of the 800 women and men involved in the study, the length of the foot was related to the length of life.

A recent study, based on previous data but conducted on a larger panel of men and women, has shown that it was possible to predict life expectancy through foot size. In addition, Dr. Hans Bjors, head of this new study and famous epidemiologist, added that people with half-size are in the larger category and that obviously, each person can influence his life expectancy according to his diet and sports practice.

Thus, according to the two studies, it follows that this size predicts this life expectancy according to the following table:

Size 35: 64-69 years
Size 36: 70-76 years
Size 37: 77-82 years
Size 38: 78-84 years
Size 39: 73-75 years
Size 40: 70-72 years
Size 41: 67-70 years
Size 42: 66-69 years

Size 38: 66-69 years
Size 39: 67-72 years
Size 40: 72-75 years
Size 41: 73-77 years
Size 42: 75-82 years
Size 43: 74-79 years
Size 44: 67-72 years
Size 45: 66-69 years

Of course, everything depends on the way of life of everyone and some exceptions confirm the rule, as is the case of the deans of humanity and longevity records!

Longevity records
With the progress of science and the living conditions that have evolved, life expectancy has lengthened. Indeed, longevity has continued to increase as evidenced by these longevity records:

Human Longevity: The maximum life expectancy being considered at 120 years, the only person who officially exceeded this limit is Jeanne Calment, a French who lived to the age of 122 years, 5 months and 14 days.

Animal Longevity: Depending on the breed, an animal can be immortal. Indeed, although dogs and cats have life expectancies ranging from 12 to 14 years, it seems that the jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula is immortal. This is explained by the transdifferentiation, a cellular process by which the animal is able to stop aging, and even rejuvenate when under intense stress conditions. Of course, even if it is biologically immortal, the jellyfish remains vulnerable to disease, pollution and predation that can be causes of death.

Longevity: The plant species also holds its longevity record with a grove of spruces, Picea abies, located in Sweden, whose age was estimated at 7 890 years for one of them. In addition, a common spruce in the same area, the Old Tjikko, has 9,550-year-old roots.

In view of all these records of longevity, science has not finished doing research on life expectancy and the means to slow down, or even stop aging in humans!
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