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December 11th, 2008
09:48 PM ET

Want to Live to Be 100?

You've heard the phrase a million times:  diet and exercise, diet and exercise.  On Friday, you see its benefits in action, when  a 90-year-old woman climbs trees and a 96-year-old man flirts with our reporter!

Now eating fruits and veggies may be the last thing on your mind; it was certainly the last thing on mine when I'd stop for nachos on the way home from high school.  But if changing your diet could help you do the things you do now well into your 90s, would it inspire you - even just once in awhile - to swap the chicken nuggets for a banana and some peanut butter?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. Britny

    i think it would be kool to live to be a hundred if i were in shape and had a lot of knolegde to teach the young what went on in our time

    December 11, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  2. justyn and mackenzie

    hey carl whats up we thought the whole boy vs. coyote thing was AWESOME even though we didnt get to see the real thing we thought about it and we would probably do the same thang"hi mom"

    December 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  3. Justeen

    I think that it would inspired me very much because I would want to be very fit and be able to do all the things I do now when I am older!

    December 11, 2008 at 11:20 pm |
  4. Jessica

    It would most definatly make me want to eat right I would most definatley want to be very active once I age into the 80's or 90's. I love cnn student news!

    December 11, 2008 at 11:25 pm |
  5. Austin

    I think that this would inspire me but I figure that once I get older I dont think I would be that active even if I ate right. But I think I would want to try it.

    December 11, 2008 at 11:28 pm |
  6. Hyun

    Yes, very much! It's cool to be old!

    December 12, 2008 at 1:43 am |
  7. Joyce

    I would definitely start when I get a few years older.
    I want to livelong, not suffer, and die in peace.
    Dying's scary!!!

    December 12, 2008 at 3:34 am |
  8. Olivia

    There was this french woman who lived 122, but then she died.
    😦
    Hi Mr.LaFave!

    December 12, 2008 at 6:36 am |
  9. caleb

    i would want to be 110 but i am not willing to go across the world for it

    December 12, 2008 at 7:14 am |
  10. aric

    it depends if im in a nursing home or not

    December 12, 2008 at 11:11 am |
  11. Matthew

    This was a great story. My grandma is french and she is 86 and is as energetic as they are! I also know a lady who is 106 an probobly has 5 more years in her!

    December 12, 2008 at 11:32 am |
  12. caitlin

    "— even just once in awhile – to swap the chicken nuggets for a banana and some peanut butter?" you say it like its easy. its not. i have tried, but when i get junk food i often eat something healthy after, so if i eat a lot of junk, i'll eat a lot of healthy. thats a lot of food

    December 12, 2008 at 11:52 am |
  13. Chyanne

    I love to live life to the fullest but being 100 years old!! Thats crazy! I am a very independent person and could not have someone helping me all the time. Weather or not they like to admit it they all need help doing something one way or another.

    December 12, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  14. jj

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I might die when i am 49 years old!!!

    December 12, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  15. toboe

    i want to live up to any age the lord want me to god bless

    December 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm |
  16. Sophia

    Wow mabye if we all have that awesome diet we can live that long to!

    December 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  17. Dustin

    i think its crazy that they havent heard the diseases. They might live longer because the fruit enhances life. i dont know but i think its kinda quirky

    December 12, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  18. Nico

    I think I would like to live to be 100 because you could do the same things they do in Japan here in the US. Also, getting senior citizen parking would be nice.

    December 12, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  19. Trevor

    I think the U.S. should try doing what Japan is doing so we can live to be 100 years old

    December 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  20. malia

    it would be awesome to live to be 100
    you would have alot of time to do stuff!

    December 12, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  21. blaze

    Its funny that a cop would dress like a elf hahaha

    December 12, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  22. blaze

    jk haha wow shes old haha and yes my name is like fire haha

    December 12, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  23. -Edda

    OMG.... well i think its cool well my grandpa still climbs trees to pick fruit and he's 97 years old !!! i think is a good life style and healthy one too.

    December 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  24. Amanda

    The kid vi. Coyote WOW! That kid had to have some guts to do that to a COYOTE. Does he know that coyotes have teeth? Lte me just say WOW!

    December 12, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  25. McLovin

    those people in Japan have different food plus different exercises, if we had their stuff, everybody would probably live around their age... plus being that active would change the whole world. everybody wouldn't be as lazy as they are today...

    December 12, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  26. Chad

    I would so love to live to be 100! It would be awesome to see what it would be like in the future!

    December 12, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  27. Carlos

    I need to eat fruit and vegetables because they are healthy. I'm not sure if I want to live to be 100.

    December 12, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  28. kendall

    I would love to be 100 it would be awesome

    December 12, 2008 at 7:07 pm |
  29. Jordan

    It would be cool but I would never make it. I would be dead if I climbed up a tree!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  30. Sarah

    I would love to be 100 but everyone in my family would be dead so I would be sad! : ,(

    December 12, 2008 at 7:33 pm |
  31. Ben

    People over the age of 70 climbing trees and hitting on people that are 20 to 30 years younger than them are awsome. I wsh they were my grandparents.

    December 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm |
  32. jacob

    yes, it would be cool living a decade but I think you would have alot of heart promblems?

    December 13, 2008 at 1:56 am |
  33. katelyn

    You might have a lot of body problems

    December 12, 2008 at 8:59 pm |
  34. katelyn

    you will be old I think?

    December 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm |
  35. Caroline

    My great-grandma lived to be 105 and died when I was 10, although my grandma from the same side of the family died when she was 67. It would be great if the U.S made small changes in our daily lives so we could live up to our dreams just like my great-grandma did.

    December 13, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  36. jasmine

    wow thats too old i mean a long long lived life

    December 13, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  37. stockton

    thats old peace out homie

    December 13, 2008 at 11:15 am |
  38. megan

    living to 100.... Yeah it would be cool if I were in shape! : )

    December 13, 2008 at 12:12 pm |
  39. Jordan and Amanda

    My school always watches your show and punnnnnnsssss rock

    December 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  40. karlz

    Sure, I would like to live to be 100 I guess, but the only down side would be is that my family or friends would joke at my age! But otherwise that would be pretty kool!(beast)

    December 13, 2008 at 9:07 pm |
  41. karlz

    EW NOWAY!! I would never want to live to be 100 that is way to young I want to live until I am 100 and 1 month and 2 days!!:)

    December 13, 2008 at 9:12 pm |
  42. Brandy

    I think the things the people eat are really good for us. Because see I eat healthy all the time because I am vegetarian. Think about this before you eat meat think it had a face and moved at one time.

    December 14, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  43. Andrew

    I would love to live to 100 years old because I would love to have a great -grandchild.

    December 14, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  44. jessica

    i wouldnt if those chicken nuggets had ketchup. I would eat the banana and peanut butter if you put it in a sanwhich. Guess you make it whole wheat bread to be healthier.

    December 14, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  45. Cassie

    It would be great to be able to live so old! More time for fun!! So everyone, eat your veggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 14, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  46. Lillie

    Being healthy is key to anything in life, not just growing old. When you're healthy you are able to think clearer, be more confident and enjoy life. You must healthy in mind and body to live a long life.

    December 14, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  47. Mr.Whittaker's Class

    I would try to change my bad diet into a good diet. We need to eat more good stuff then some of the junk we are usually eating in America.

    December 14, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  48. wil

    carl i am lucky to live past 50 years old with the big trees i climb!

    December 14, 2008 at 7:39 pm |
  49. Ellie

    I don't think anyone would mind living to be 100, but my question is- – if everyone decided that they wanted to live to be 100 wouldn't the world become so over populated that eventually we'd find ourselves living on top of eachother? Would there be enough natural resouces to replenish us?

    December 15, 2008 at 12:31 am |
  50. gwen!!!

    I WOULD HATE TO BE 100 YOU WOULD BE LIKE ALL WRIKELY AND SAGGY AND OLD!! HAHAHA!! WAIT A 96 YEAR MAN FLIRTED WITH A REPORTER WHAAAAT?!?!?!? IM CONFUSED!!!

    December 15, 2008 at 8:21 am |
  51. Angelina

    If i were to live to be 100 I would concerderd myself blessed because I would have been able to see the different changes in the world.

    December 15, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  52. Kailtyn

    I think it would be awesome to live to be 100 or even over 100. Then you could set a world record.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:07 am |
  53. dylan

    yes and no i think that she should'nt get paid but she should get money from her husbind

    December 15, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  54. Katherine

    The First Lady should be paid because she is important to the president and it wouldn’t be fair.

    December 15, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  55. Taylar

    i would love to be 100 getting to see the family that comes after me grow up, and that lady climbing that tree...GET IT GRANDMAA! 🙂 she is good at that. i cant even do that and im deffinatly younger than her.

    December 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm |
  56. tyler

    Yeah I wouldn’t trade my bad snacks to live to be 100 because its not about how long you live its about what you do in the time your alive so I would get all the cool stuff in while im young so I could say I lived a great life.

    December 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm |
  57. Melissa

    NO WAY!!!! That's too old.

    December 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  58. raven

    I think it would be great to live to be 100, but I'm not sure if I would switch the stuff I eat for snacks for something healthy.

    December 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  59. Emerson

    I would love to never die. There are movies about it ands it always turns out sad but if your not living then you cnat even be sad about something. I want to live forever, I just hope the technology comes out to help me do so befor i die.

    December 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  60. Alex

    Living to be 100 would be incredible. If I was able to to live to 100 guaranteed then that would be awesome.

    December 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  61. Ben

    That would be so cool . Because its not like they're quality of life is bad . That would be so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  62. Jewel

    It seems like its cool to live to be that BIG age! I can't really climb trees, but I can exercise.

    December 15, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  63. Brin

    I think it would be awesome to live to be that old, but it would be hard to swich your bad eating habbits for good ones.

    December 15, 2008 at 6:59 pm |
  64. Ogo

    It would be awsome to be able to live to 90 or 100. The Japanese are so fit and healthy. YES I WOULD DO THAT. I wonder if the japanese olmpics could live that long, like Kohei Uchimura or Hiroyuki Tomita.

    December 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm |
  65. brynley

    I really want to live to be 100 becuse that means more time with the people

    December 15, 2008 at 7:24 pm |
  66. Blake

    I do eat all those healthy things; mostly because my parents make me, but I eat unhealthy things too and I'll be just fine.

    December 15, 2008 at 9:35 pm |
  67. Tasja

    Of course! I mean that would be awesome to live to be 100. Just imagine The things you could see, the things you could do. It would be cool to be able to climb trees at 93 years old.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  68. tony

    yes thay must be paid

    December 16, 2008 at 7:16 am |
  69. Tyler

    I think that living to be one hundred would be just terrific!
    I think you would get to witness a lot more in the life time and grow to be a lot wiser than a man that died at the age of eighty five...

    December 16, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  70. Shawn

    well i think that if i lived to be 100 i would look old

    December 16, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  71. jalen (^_^)

    Well I think that we should make a new government so that we have a regulated diet thus making the world better with the fact of less sick people and fewer patients with cancer.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  72. Taylor

    I dont think living to 100 would be the reason behind me eating healthy, I just want to live a happy life and I want to make a difference in someones life. If that means living to 100 okay. I like eating healthy anyway!

    December 16, 2008 at 10:43 am |
  73. Destiny

    it would be nice to live that long but it takes alot of work to stay healthy to live that long and you have to start at a young age so yeah it would be nice but is it worth all the trouble to live that long

    December 16, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  74. kyle

    I think living to 100 would be awesome. If you were able to live that long you would be able to watch 25 men's World Cups. Sweet!

    December 16, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  75. Brittney

    I think that it would be cool to live till 100 years old but at the same time I wouldn’t want to move across the world to do that, plus I would probably be slow anyway so never mind I guess.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:53 am |
  76. Alicia

    I think that it would be neat to live to be a hundred because then I would have experienced everything in life that I possibly could.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:53 am |
  77. Mike

    If I could climb trees like that 90 year old woman in Japan, I would definitely want to live to be one hundred. Otherwise, nooo thanks

    December 16, 2008 at 10:54 am |
  78. kayla

    I think it is a good idea because they are healthy and living not like the old people here who just sit in there beds all day they are really living

    December 16, 2008 at 10:54 am |
  79. Sara

    I think that I wouldn’t want to live to be a hundred because it would be miserable for the last couple years of your life. I wouldn’t enjoy being in pain and having people wait on me and cleaning up after me and what not-so NO, I wouldn’t want to live to be a hundred.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am |
  80. Kyle

    ofcourse I wanna live 'till 100, who doesnt?! I mean you only live once so why wastse the time now and not have fun but looking forward to 100 years old. I will once accomplish one of my goals and live PAST 100 which until that day comes I am powerful!

    December 16, 2008 at 10:55 am |
  81. Kailie

    It just goes to show what healthy food and exercise will do for a person!!!

    In all honesty, I think it shows how unhealthy other countries really are.
    Take the US for example... We are by far the most overweight country in the world! And yet we profess to have all kinds of healthy alternatives... Plus the fact that the fast food industry is thriving the way it is among the American people isn't exactly a good thing.

    If anything, the people of the US need to take a lesson from these people and stop eating at McDonalds all the time!

    December 16, 2008 at 10:56 am |
  82. Adrian

    I think it would be kind of intesting to live up to 100. You would probabdly have a lot! of experience..duhh..but honestly i think it would be kind of sick!

    December 16, 2008 at 10:57 am |
  83. Nick

    I don’t think that it would inspire me to live that old cause by the time I get that old I will be bored of everything and just want to die anyways.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:58 am |
  84. Lacey

    I wouldn't want to live to be 100 in the United States. I would feel useless at that point and would wonder how and why am I still on this earth. Kudo's to those elders in Japan.

    December 16, 2008 at 10:59 am |
  85. KASH!NA

    I would HATE to be 100. Why you say? Well for the fact that i would most likely be miserable and a cranky old lady, and since I'm SO lazy now I have a pretty good idea that it is only going to get worse. PLUS with the way I eat, I won't live to be that old!

    December 16, 2008 at 11:00 am |
  86. Alex

    Yes, I would be more motivated because I would take time and think about what I am eating and be motivated to exercise.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:01 am |
  87. Megan Marie

    I still eat my vegetables but I'd rather enjoy the fun of eating pizza with my Italian family then eat strictly health foods. Even if it helped me live into my 90's I’d preferably be with my family eating all the yummy foods. It is definitely worth it.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:02 am |
  88. will

    Nope I hope I don’t live past 75 at the max 80 because of all the things that can go wrong. Stuff like bones being more brittle and your body just becomes more fragile so there’s a greater chance of getting hurt in a major way.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  89. Olivia

    I think that it would because I honestly don't mind eating healthy. If it would help me I would def. be inspired.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:15 am |
  90. Katey

    It would be nice to be a hundred, but I wouldn't be able to pull it off. I love chocolate, so I wouldn't be able to eat correctly. The only way I eat a banana is either, every once in a blue moon, plain, or dipped in chocolate!

    December 16, 2008 at 11:16 am |
  91. Wyatt

    I think it would be cool to live to be a hundred. It would be cool because you would be able to see so many things in your lifetime and be able to tell people about it.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:16 am |
  92. Hannah

    I would like ot live to be 100. I would like to be 100 becasue then I get to experience more in my life. Also because I would get to stay with my buddies all of my life. That also means more travel for me because I like to travel.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:16 am |
  93. Sydney

    Yea! I think that It would be awesome to live to be 100. If you think about it then imagine all the things that you will get experience and see. Personal I think it would be so fun to climb a tree at 100 years old. I would be willing to change what i eat for something more healthy if i got to live to be 100.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:17 am |
  94. Jacob

    I would not change my diet to live longer! Why would anyone want to live for that long? I'd like to live to 90 but that would be a limit for me! Also I wouldn't be able to change my diet as well, I can't go without that! It would be impossible!

    December 16, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  95. Dana

    It would be cool to live that long if you were healthy and happy. Lots of people could live longer by eating right and getting exercise. I hope that this story inspires more people to do that.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  96. Seth

    I like to live every day like it's my last because you never know when you could end up dying. For example you could be so pumped up to go across the street and get some veggies that you might end up not looking for cars and all of the sudden your in the middle of the street dead thinking "Huh. If only I could have stuck to burgers at Mcdonald's, I could still be alive."

    December 16, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  97. Mckenzie

    I think that it would inspire me because I think that it would be awesome to live until you were one hundred years old. I would want to live that long just so I could say that I have been here for a century.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  98. Sarah

    Yes, if I knew that I could live to be 100, than I would make different choices in what I eat. Most people don't like the idea of living that long, but I think it would be amazing! Think about how many inventions you could see, all of the wars come and go, your children, their children, and so on grow up and become an individual human being with hopes and dreams. It would be truly an experience. All of the places you could go and all of the things you could learn. All of these things could be made possible with a little effort and self control on your part. I'm not saying that I am a "health freak", but that definitely changes my view on how I live my life and treat my physique.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  99. summer

    I would not like to live to be 100. Man that's to high to count. I would like to make it to 99 1/2. I don't like the idea of getting all wrinkly . It scares me.If i make it to 100 ill be a vegetable.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  100. Chris

    I would love to live for a 100 years. Even if I had to switch the food in my life for fruits and vegetables. And even if I had to exercise every day just to keep me in good health and to keep me living to at least 90 years old.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  101. Allison

    I have always wanted to be 100 years old. That would be a wonderful goal to reach and I feeel that Is possible, actually more than possible. One time I asked my Great Grandpa what his long term goal was, and he said that he wanted to live to be intellectually competent, or very smart and mentally healthy at the age of 100. Upon hearing this, I knew that I also wanted to do the same. My Great Great Aunt Lena is going to be celebrating her 100th birthday in 2009. If i had to sacrifice a few chicken nuggets for a cucumber or healthier alternatives and were guaranteed a life exceeding 100, I would.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  102. gunnar

    I think I would want to live to 100 because if I was still healthy it would be fun but if I was going to die then why not just die it wouldn't be fun.... well if you could still kick fish......

    December 16, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  103. Kyler

    I would like to live that long. The only thing I wouldn't like about being 100 is that I would be all wrinkly. That would be gross I would have arm flab.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am |
  104. Kelsey

    I think it is great when people eat healthier and and do things that they need to to make then live longer. If it was the matter of me changing my diet so I could live longer and be healthier when I get older, I think I would change my diet a little bit. I wouldn't totally go from eating what I eat to not eating all the stuff I like that is not so good for me.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:22 am |
  105. Marissa

    I want to live to be 100. Why wouldn't you, you get to experience lot more stuff than other people around you. I think it would be fun and interesting. Who doesn't want to live to 100.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:23 am |
  106. ~Sarah~

    I don't think i would want to live to be 100. I think in order to live till then i would have to listen to people and do what they say like diet and exercise and i don't like listening to people. I am an independent person and i don't really like to listen to them i like to make my own decisions. Also i don't really care what i eat as long as i am healthy. I feel if we are meant to live long god will let us and we should trust him, He made us the way were are for a reason. So i think i would like to live till then but if i don't i am fine with that to.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:23 am |
  107. Catherine

    i think i would like to live to 100 because you can see so many sights in the world and you could have a great great great grand child that would want to live as old as you can......

    December 16, 2008 at 11:24 am |
  108. Jessica

    Yes I think I would trade junk food for healthy food if I could live to be a hundred. I would really want to be able to be really healthy and be able to climb trees at a hundred because if I was that good in shape I would be able to play with my grand children and I would really want to do that because me as a child, My grand parents aren't really like that and I wish they were so I could be closer to them.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  109. Amanda & Natalie

    Natalie thinks that it does not matter how old i am when i die. Just that i die of old age. I do not want to die because im not healthy. But it would be awsome to live that long!!!!!

    Amanda thinks that she would love to live to be 100. I think it would be amazing to live that long. You would get to see a few generations pass and see how the world changes. Also not to mention all your grandkids and their kids maybe. If i knew that i could live that long I would walk everyday and stay in shape and be healthy. I wouldn't want to be that old and be stuck in bed all the time because i was ill.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:38 am |
  110. April

    I want to live to be a hundred. If it takes healthy food and lots of exersise to make me live longer awsome! :]

    December 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  111. *TRENIQUE*

    No, because I would hate to be the last old person alive it be fun, but all my loved ones would have died already, I wouldnt want to live with myself if I didnt have them by my side.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm |
  112. megan

    If I could live to be 100 years old I totally would! You could get to see much more and see how much the world has changed from when you were young. If all it takes is a healthy diet, it is so worth it. And a 90 year old lady climbing trees? That is impressive! I just hope I can still walk when I’m 90!

    December 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  113. britt

    yah i would give up all unhealthy foods to live a healthy and long life

    December 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  114. Aurora

    I’m not sure if I want to live past a hundred. Unless I was really healthy and active.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  115. Jessica

    I don't really want to live that long, simply because it would be a huge mental strain for me. I wouldn't be able to handle the drastic changes that are bound to happen in the next 82 years.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm |
  116. Courtney

    the only way i would want to live to be past nintey is it i was in complete health. i wouldnt want to live in pain.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  117. Joe

    Since seeing this story I have been eating a little bit healthier however if you can’t enjoy life what is the point so I still eat junk food

    December 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  118. Anthony

    i would love to live to be 100. diets and excercise aare importnat to prevent diabetes and obesity i think everone should try to work on that

    December 16, 2008 at 12:42 pm |
  119. Casey

    I would not want to live to 100....you would get to old and decrepit to enjoy all of the things in life past retirement

    December 16, 2008 at 12:42 pm |
  120. Nicole

    I would love to be able live to 90 something and still be able to be active and out an about but realistically this is not benefit anyone because if everyone lived longer we would deplete or resources faster because people would still be having kids so the population would sky rocket.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm |
  121. NICOLE

    It just makes me ask myself why we Americans can’t live the same way. We would just be better off if everyone eat the things that the Japanese eat, and exercise like they do. But you and I know that it never going to happen, I don’t think that Americans have that much discipline.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm |
  122. SHELBY

    I would not mind living to be one hundred as long as i was healthy and could get by on my own. That would be awesome. As long as i am helathy and in good condition then i would live as long as i could.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm |
  123. Jonney Boy

    Live long i will, People i know die they will, live your change, Love you will.

    December 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  124. joshua

    but that is pretty cool i wish i will live that long

    December 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  125. Joshua

    I think it would be Awesome to be a Century old, I would of wittnessed so many historical events

    December 16, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  126. Ryan

    I think it would be pretty cool to live hundred even more then i could be the noldest person of all time history.

    December 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  127. Nicholas

    I want to live to 100. My grandma is so close to being 100 she is 94 I hope she makes it.

    December 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  128. bob

    YES I WOULD WANT TO BE 100 YEARS OLD MORE ICECREAM

    December 16, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  129. SHVANDA

    YES!!!!!!

    December 16, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  130. chad

    No because i wouldn't look good wrinkely.

    December 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  131. michaela

    well thats an easy question

    December 16, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  132. Mick

    I would like to be 100 years old that would be SWEET!

    December 16, 2008 at 7:10 pm |
  133. Jessica

    I would hate to live over a 100..you get all wrinkly and stuff. It's not a pretty sight. You would always be wishing you were 25 again. Plus, there is no way you can give up junk!

    December 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm |
  134. Danielle

    I say it's definitely worth getting wrinkly for me!

    December 16, 2008 at 7:50 pm |
  135. Rebecca

    To live to be 100 would be fantastic! i'm looking forward to being 101 when i die.

    December 16, 2008 at 7:52 pm |
  136. Justin

    acually yes i would because why would you,you would know alot of things and i wouldnt screw it up like most people do to their lives like smoke and drugs and tatoos. Also being 100 would be great,and alot of time to read the bible,and alot of time to be able to tell storys of war to my grandkids or my son.

    December 16, 2008 at 8:15 pm |
  137. nick

    i would not want to live to be one hundred because my friends will not be here

    December 16, 2008 at 8:17 pm |
  138. nick

    i dont want to be old and wrinkley

    December 16, 2008 at 8:18 pm |
  139. Alexa

    I really don't know if I would or not. I think it depends on what kinds of healthy foods I would eat, like I would eat like apples and bananas or even like pretzels then I would eat them. But if It was like lima beans or something gross like that, then I would not eat them no matter what, because they are just plain nasty! I think I would eat healthy foods if It meant living a longer life.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:03 am |
  140. matt

    My great grandma is 104, she ran the marathon until age 96, and she eats at Mcdonalds every week. Huh! Go's to show that you don't need a foo-foo diet to live to 100.

    P.S. she lives by herself, drives, and still works (on the internet).

    December 17, 2008 at 9:07 am |
  141. Michaela

    yes i would like to live till i was 100 because it would be a nice oppertunity to see the world and the future.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:19 am |
  142. Anonymous

    what happened to the phrase, " Live life to it's fullest"! Anyways when we live to 90 all our relitives and family will pass away so is it really worth to carry the burden of being over 90.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:24 am |
  143. Sierra

    I think it's one thing to make fun of your self, but if some one elts does it, it can hurt. They deffinitly went too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  144. McKenzie

    I think it would be really cool to live to be 100 years old. I wouldn't want to if I was suffering and wasn't even able to walk though. If I was as in shape as that woman, I would love to live that long. I doubt that though, she's probably in better shape than me now!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  145. Sam

    No, well maybe, but mostly no, all that does is make you scared of the great unknown and frontier, people are getting confused that the end will be bad just because it is an unknown, I would only swap to keep the pounds off my body

    December 17, 2008 at 6:38 pm |
  146. Shayn

    I'd only want to live to be a hundred if I didn't have a lot of wrinkles. :p

    December 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm |
  147. Ila

    I think living to be a hundred means three things. You have wrinkles, you knit 5 sweaters in a month or so, and you play checkers. None of those three things include climbing trees or flirting with women 25 years younger than you. So all the old people out there who are still working, i have a simple thing to say to you. YOU'RE READY FOR RETIREMENT!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm |
  148. Shannon

    I think that living to be 100 would be kind of ridiculous because then you wouldnt get to enjoy the meaning of life: to live life as if you wont be able to the next day. Thats what I do.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:17 am |
  149. Anabel

    Awesome! Living to be 100 also has some disadvantages, but oh well, the only thing I want is to enjoy my life.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:59 am |
  150. zach

    I like your show.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:39 am |
  151. zach

    i think its bad

    December 18, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  152. zach

    old people are cool.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:43 am |
  153. Kaylee

    I think it would be cool to live to be 100 years old. You would get to see how the world has changed as well as you!! You would have got to experience things that not many people get to. Although id like to live to 100 I would want to take advantage of it, you never know whats behind the corner. So if its a rainy day don't stay inside go jump in the puddles!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 10:55 am |
  154. Charlotte

    Some kids in this present time, don't think about their health. They just eat what ever they think and then, when they become older, they are going to get big, they won't know what to do, so they couldn't live to 100, because they are so unhealthy. So, what I am trying to say is that you need to stay healthy through your whole life, and you have a good chance of living to be that age. SO, STAY HEALTHY 🙂

    December 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  155. Amanda

    Iwould like to live to 100 because. How many presents would you get Carl

    December 18, 2008 at 6:39 pm |
  156. Mr. Andrews class

    I think many people would eat healthier if they learned that it could help them live longer. Especially now that America has been having and obesity problem. EAT HEALTHY!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  157. Matt

    Hi carl i'm not a big fan of chickn nuggets but I would switch from junk food to a healthy snack in a Heart beat.

    p.s I forgot to say last comment about man vs. coyote that my class loves your jokes

    December 19, 2008 at 9:07 am |
  158. Alex

    I really wouldn't want to be 100. You can't do much besides breath, sleep, and yell at kids who go on my lawn. The last one is the only one that appeals to me.

    December 19, 2008 at 11:36 pm |
  159. Hannah

    Hi Carl!

    i would not want to live to be 100 because chances are i will get the same illness my dad has! he can't eat wheat so i will probably get it when im like 50 and 50 years without wheat?
    NO WAY!!!!!!!

    December 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm |
  160. James

    Wow i think that it is cool to be so old and not think that you are limited by your age. So it is kinda a good thing.

    December 20, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  161. Kitkat

    I want to live to be 100 because I think that you could have SOME fun at least. Because then you could live to meet you great grandkids. Then you could pass down different things to your great grandkids.

    December 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm |
  162. Cori

    Here's the deal:
    Eat healthy, Stay fit...
    Die anyway?
    Living till your 100 would mean having to do that for, well, 100 years!
    If heaven consists of Kit-Kats and Crunch Bars and Halloween is everyday...
    Let me die now!

    December 20, 2008 at 9:25 pm |
  163. kailey

    living to be 100 years old would be cool. I would get to live a long time but I know being that old there would be some major back aches and stuff. ow!

    December 20, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  164. Jana

    If I could be one – hundred ( or over would be nice!) think it would be cool to compare the life back when i was a child and the way i am living now. Also it would be nice to be in the world recored book

    December 21, 2008 at 10:35 am |
  165. Sabrina

    I think it would be great to live to be 100, unless I would have to be escorted around because I couldn't move by myself. In conclusion it would be great to be 100 if I was healthy.

    December 22, 2008 at 11:03 pm |
  166. PaYtOn******

    I'VE NEVER REALLY PUT TO MUCH THOUGHT INTO HOW OLD I'D WANT TO LIVE TO BE. WELL I'M NOT QUITE SURE IT WOULD PROBABLY DEPEND ON WHAT CONDISSION I'M IN. IF I'M SICK AND CAN;T WALK NO I'D PROBABLY WANT TO DIE BUT IF I'M HEALTHY LIKE THAT TREE CLIMBING LADY THEN I WOULDN'T REALLY MIND. tHAT WOULD ALSO DEPEND ON IF I GOT INJURED DOING IT.

    December 23, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  167. Juliette

    I think that eating healthy food and keeping a good diet is well, good for you . So if that can mak me live to be hundred than I would do that.Also climbing trees is fun, so its also good for you.

    December 25, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  168. Caitlin

    Living to a ripe old age would be great, but not quite 100. Because the majority of the population doesn't, you would watch your friends and family die around you, and soon have no one left. Also, Living to be 100 would imply living in a nursing home for awhile. It could be a very sad experience toward the end. Sure, you might have your children to visit you, but your health would be seriously failing.

    January 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  169. Dave

    I would like to live even more then 100yrs for I would love to invest my time and money and knowledge to all the people around me and be more of an inspiration and a role model and I still would love to be enthusiastic.

    January 5, 2009 at 4:38 am |
  170. Mary

    Maybe if some of these people live to be 100 they can learn to spell.

    January 5, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  171. Matt

    My Grandma is 97 and she would say the same thing, for how old she is. But i dont know if i would want to live that long. I mean what is there to do when you get that old you will have had a good life by then.

    January 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  172. Patrick

    Personally, I don’t think that I would want to live to be 100. By that time, no matter how healthy I am, I still wouldn’t be able to many things that I would want to do. Also, it would be pretty depressing to watch my friends and family die before me (because what are the chances we would all live to 100). So, while I may eat healthier just to stay healthy, I don’t want to live that long.

    January 7, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  173. Logan

    If i could live to be 100 just by eating healthy I would definitely take that into consideration. It's not that hard so if you have a chance of living longer just by eating healthy then everyone should do it! 🙂

    January 7, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  174. angie aka boo-boo

    i think that is so cool how a woman that old can do things like that..... i would love to do stuff like that when i waz 100 years old!!!! thay is good stuff thats y i love this show so much it gives so much info and it shows whats happening around the earth and we are not the only people that is having trouble with money and all that!!!! and that is what the whole show is about

    January 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  175. (NONE)

    I THINK IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED I WOULD FLIRT WITH ALL THE SINGLE OLD MEN LOL =]

    January 11, 2009 at 12:18 am |
  176. Leo

    All I got to say is I'd have played lots of vedio games if I were 100!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm |
  177. Mara

    I have no clue how many books I would have read!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  178. Mara

    I have no clue how many books I would have read!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  179. brady

    I would like to live past one hundred. I would like to live past one hundred because I fear death and no one noes what happens when you die. Thats why I wouldn't want to die before one hundred.

    January 12, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  180. Grant

    I think it would be awesome to live to be 100. Most young people still can if they still eat right and stay active!

    January 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  181. Evan

    To me this question is a big joke. Give up my fast food for some healthy and nasty tasting food, ya riiiiight. I don't think that anyone can honestly say that after hearing this story they will start eating healthy foods over their precious fast foods. I think I would rather eat a burger and some fries (and actually enjoy myself) than eat some nasty healthy food and live just a little bit less a long. Plus none of us are guareented to even be alive tommorrow. You just never know what life will throw at you. I say live a happy life and enjoy your self especially when it comes to food.

    January 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm |