It seems that many health and wellness gurus only have an average lifespan, or sometimes even shorter. Robert Atkins, Jim Fixx, and many others all died young, despite their supposedly healthy lifestyles. While this may make you question if health gurus actually know what they're doing, there are some health and wellness experts on the other side of the fence. Some have lived until their late 80s, 90s, or even 100s! What's more is that some of these health icons were born in the 1800s or even earlier. These health and wellness experts who lived long lives give us hope that there really is something to active, healthy lifestyles.
Not all of these experts are in the same field. Some studied the science of nutrition. Some invented new food and diet products. Others created exercise equipment or were just so good at fitness that they're just known for being absurdly healthy. No matter what their health niche was, these individuals beat the odds. Some are still living today!You can see 20 of the health experts who lived the longest on the list below. You might be surprised by the oldest person on this list.
Age: Dec. at 110 (1900-2010)
Birthplace: Nakhi peoplesee more on Zheng Ji
Age: Dec. at 103 (1899-2002)
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Age: Dec. at 101 (1869-1970)
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indianasee more on Alice Hamilton
Age: Dec. at 101 (1888-1989)
Birthplace: Chitradurga district, India