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百岁老人认为信念是长寿关键

2006-08-11 11:05CRI Online

Centenarians say faith source of longevity

  BOSTON (Reuters) - Faith and spirituality were cited most often by people over the age of 100 as the source of their longevity, according to a survey sponsored by a unit of UnitedHealth Group.

  美国联合健康集团公布的一项调查结果表明,精神信念是年逾百岁的老人经常提到的长寿秘诀。

  In a survey of 100 people between the ages of 100 and 104, 23 percent said faith rather than genes and good medical care were responsible for their long life.

  在对100名年龄在100岁至104岁的老人的调查中发现,23%的人认为,信念比基因和医学疗养更有益于长寿。

  Other factors given included hard work, a healthy diet and "living a good, clean life."

  保持长寿的其它因素还包括,努力地工作、健康的饮食和“愉快、洁净的生活”。

  Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said there was nothing they would have done more of in their lives and 78 percent said there is nothing they would have done less.

  61%的被调查者表示,他们在生活中没有什么想做而未做过的事,78%的人表示他们未做过任何不想做的事。

  About 13 percent said they wished they had travelled more, 9 percent said they wished they had worked less and 6 percent said they wished they had spent more time with their families.

  大约13%的被调查者表示,他们应该更多地外出旅行,9%的觉得自己应该少干些工作,6%的人认为他们应该花更多的时间与家人在一起。

  The survey indicated that 30 percent of centenarians considered raising a family as their most satisfying achievement while 20 percent valued mostly their careers.

  调查结果还显示,30%的百岁老人将养家视为自己一生中最满意的成绩,20%的人更以他们的事业为骄傲。

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