Quietly amid the noise of Covid-19, we witnessed two significant birthdays in May — Sir David Attenborough turned 94 and Fredie Blom 116. Sir David is well known and Blom, who lives in Delft, Cape Town may probably be the oldest man alive. So what do these two men have in common?

Sir David and Blom’s birthdays are merely two examples of an increasing cohort of people that are living healthy lives well into their 90s and 100s. Earlier in 2020, the world was touched by the death of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas at the ripe age of 103. ..

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