Lifestyle as a factor in longevity in the Pollog region

Hana Rusi Saliu, Myqereme Rusi, Sara Sadiki


At least once a lifetime, everyone asks himself or the others whether he wants to live long or have a healthy and happy life? A difficult question to respond but the ever increasing efforts of scientists to extend longevity are increasingly evident.

The number of people who live long has changed over time. There are different reasons on what longevity may depend on, such as: genetics, lifestyle where nutrition, physical work, different diseases etc. take part. The question of the study is: Which factors of lifestyle contribute to longevity in the Pollog valley? In this study lifestyle (nutrition, physical work, diseases, parents’ longevity, leisure, sleeping habits) and the type of personality are examined. The research included 30 subjects aged over 75 which compels the sample to be intentional, of which 15 subjects were male and 15 female. The semi-structured interview and A – B personality test is used to collect data. The results show that the subjects feed mostly on milk products (87%), fruit & vegetables (80%), corn products (80%) and cereals (70%), have one parent who lived long (83%), have not had much free time when they have been young, have worked physically (93%), have regular sleeping habits and 77% of them are type B of personality. From the results we can conclude that factors such as: food, work, genetics, sleeping habits and the type of personality contribute to longevity.

Keywords: longevity, lifestyle, type of personality.

DOI: 10.7176/ISDE/12-6-06

Publication date:December 31st 2022


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