S. Jay Olshansky Quotes

Find a way to get a full-body massage every day.

We have grown accustomed to the wonders of clean water, indoor plumbing, laser surgery, genetic engineering, artificial joints, replacement body parts, and the much longer lives that accompany them. Yet we should remember that the vast majority of humans ever born died before the age of 10 from an infectious disease.

Ageing is very rare. We only see it in humans and laboratory animals and in zoo animals and in our pets. Basically, organisms that are protected from the external world. Once you create that protection, you live long enough to see ageing.

A lot of people are living in a dream world – they want to deny that aging occurs or believe it doesnt have to occur. Theyll hold on to this belief until the moment they die. The reality will eventually hit them.

We know in the field of aging that some people tend to senesce, or grow older, more rapidly than others, and some more slowly.

Exercise is roughly the only equivalent of a fountain of youth that exists today, and its free to everyone.

Death is a zero sum game for which there is no cure.