How to Live to 101 (2008)
What is the secret to a long and happy life? It''s one of humanity''s oldest questions and scientists have been searching for the answer for centuries. But a few isolated communities seem to have it sussed... From the sake-drinking Ushi, who lives on the Japanese island of Okinawa and has just celebrated her 103rd birthday, to Marge the Californian who remembers the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and likes cycling, Horizon visits some old timers and reveals what we can learn from their experience. Entertaining, remarkable and startling, this programme shows how we can''t do anything about the genes we are given, but we can do something about the way we use them. The quest to live longer has been one of humanities oldest dreams, but while scientists have been searching, a few isolated communities have stumbled across the answer. On the remote Japanese island of Okinawa, In the Californian town of Loma Linda and in the mountains of Sardinia people live longer than anywhere else on earth. In these unique communities a group of scientists have dedicated their lives to trying to uncover their secrets. Horizon takes a trip around the globe to meet the people who can show us all how to live longer, healthier lives.