MIAMI (CBS4) – If you want to make it to 100, get some sleep!
New research from United Healthcare studied baby boomers and centenarians asking the latter about their secrets to aging success.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Man Accused Of Killing Ryan Rogers Could Have Faced Two Decades In Prison For Prior Crime
The biggest difference between the old and the not-so-old: the centenarians get a lot more sleep.
71% of them reported getting eight hours or more of sleep a night. Only 38% per cent of baby boomers do.READ MORE: Glenneisha Darkins Perseveres During Art Week Despite Challenges
There’s also a bit of a gap when it comes to diet. More than eight in ten centenarians say they eat balanced meals while only 68% of boomers do.
Still, a lot of boomers will reach 100… 600,000 are expected to be centenarians in 2050. There are fewer than 75,000 now.
The centenarians and boomers surveyed were also asked to choose a favorite dinner guest from among fourteen famous people including the President, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
The top choice for both groups: Betty White.MORE NEWS: New Warning For Parents Regarding Omicron COVID-19 Variant
Some things and people clearly get better with age.