Do our lifestyle choices affect our lifespan? And is our obsession with cleanliness making us sick? HSU students explore these questions and more at HSU’s first undergraduate anthropology research symposium 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Native American Forum.
If you’ve ever wondered how much your lifestyle affects your lifespan, you’re probably not alone. While researchers agree that certain behaviors—like healthy eating and exercise—can lengthen our lives, it’s clear that some of us have a genetic predisposition to live longer. When it comes to living well into our nineties, what’s more important: behavior or genetics?