Secrets of Centenarians

A complete guide to successful aging

"Successful aging" is now a key term for people around the globe. Japan is home to the world's highest proportion of centenarians: people who are older than 100 years old. What explains this longevity? As researchers worldwide look for answers, their studies of centenarians are gaining attention. The latest findings imply that everyone has the potential to live long, depending on the conditions. This program introduces viewers to "super" centenarians around the world including Italy, China, and the US, revealing their amazingly active and healthy lives. It also looks at attempts to crack the secrets of longevity from every angle, including the medical, nutritional, psychological, environmental, and sociological aspects.