According to recent research, that was done by National Geographic, Seventh-day Adventists outlive their American counterparts by up to 10 years
By far the most surprising fact is that Seventh-day Adventists are the only culture that are not losing their longevity. It appears that their positive healthy behavior is playing a major part. Seventh-day Adventists re-enforce positive thinking by following a vegetarian lifestyle. They do not have habits of smoking or drinking, and exercise is an important part of their lifestyle. As a people they have one day of rest each week in which they totally unplug and that is called the Sabbath. These factors seem to play a significant role in their longevity.
If you want to see your grandchildren grow up, it will depend on what choices you make. Genetics only accounts for 30% for how long you live…how long you live is up to your lifestyle.
For more information, see the video presentation at: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0511/sights_n_sounds/index.html