Speaking of centenarians, the concern for many of us is do we really want to live a very long life if our activity is limited due to disease or illness? In essence, isn’t quality of life as important as quantity of life? Researchers looking at the process of aging are determined to make sure quality goes hand in hand with quantity as our life spans continue to expand. One such researcher, Dr. Brian Kennedy, recently gave a TED talk about why focus on slowing down the process of aging itself might mitigate concern about some of the most dreaded diseases of later life. Like many of his research colleagues, Kennedy’s goal is extra years of health, not simply a longer life. Watch his engaging presentation on targeting aging Here. And for more words of wisdom about healthy aging, Click Here on the latest research that finds you can gain an average of 7 more years of disability-free living by eliminating smoking, reducing weight and moderating alcohol consumption.