Life expectancy

Life expectancy in ancient Greece was said to be 20 years. In 1870 only 2.5% of all Americans made it to 65, bearing in mind that many women died during childbirth, and many children died at a young age
In 1900, most Americans died by 47 years of age.

Average life expectancy today is far higher. 2011, estimates for the USA, as published in the CIA World Fact Book are as follows:
Total population – 78.37 years
Male – 75.92 years
Female – 80.93 years

So keep pedalling! You have a long way to go. (Probably!)

Stats and text from book by Henry Spencer entitled… “There is life after 65!”