PAK: High Altitude Lifestyle Appears To Promote Longevity

KARIMABAD - PAKISTAN-JULY 4: Hamayoon smiles, posing as he takes a break walking down the mountain on a dirt road July 4, 2007 heading into the village of Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Hamayoon is a living example of the longevity of the Hunza Valley, at around 8,500 feet, enclosed by mountain peaks as high as 25,550 ft is located in the far northeast of Pakistan. Many studies have been done on the longevity of the people here, reports have stated that it is the fitness of the elderly that is so unusual. Although there are few written records of births or deaths most families know the season when they were born and the year. Many elderly say that it is the pure foods, lack of stress in their life and clean air that has allowed them to live a healthy lifestyle. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
KARIMABAD - PAKISTAN-JULY 4: Hamayoon smiles, posing as he takes a break walking down the mountain on a dirt road July 4, 2007 heading into the village of Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Hamayoon is a living example of the longevity of the Hunza Valley, at around 8,500 feet, enclosed by mountain peaks as high as 25,550 ft is located in the far northeast of Pakistan. Many studies have been done on the longevity of the people here, reports have stated that it is the fitness of the elderly that is so unusual. Although there are few written records of births or deaths most families know the season when they were born and the year. Many elderly say that it is the pure foods, lack of stress in their life and clean air that has allowed them to live a healthy lifestyle. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
PAK: High Altitude Lifestyle Appears To Promote Longevity
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