A Healthy Lifestyle

I am a big believer in living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, fresh air, water, good food.

Thus, I found it a bit depressing to read the following.

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks plenty of water, and yet look at all that blubber!

A rabbit runs and hops around a lot, eats plenty of greens, and yet only lives 15 years.

A tortoise doesn’t run, doesn’t walk much, just kind of stays still a lot, yet lives for 100+ years.

What are we humans missing here?

Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
Creative Commons License photo credit: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region