Longevity and the Good Life
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Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Our lifespan is indeed increasing, mainly due to advances in diagnostics, medical treatment and medications to cure a lot of our age-related ills. We don't have clear answers about how to prevent it, though we have a pretty good idea of some workable strategies to improve our chances.
At least 5. We can't stop its progress. We can't even slow it down. Those who have it need care from their relatives and caregivers.autodiscover.manualcoursemarket.com/138.php
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And that is quite a burden. It can last as long as 20 years.
Then there are all the other health problems that get riskier as we age. The media around us relentlessly deliver the message to "turn back the clock", "feel younger", "erase age" and surely if you take a pill you'll enjoy life as if you were younger. What we need is not just longevity. It's a longer healthspan , a time of being in good physical and mental condition so we can actually enjoy more older years.
With fully two thirds of our population obese or overweight, we aren't embracing the work of prevention. There are many others.
Are seniors really working at healthy aging? Research shows us that retired individuals spend hours and hours watching television. If that's what longevity is about, I surely don't want it. Perhaps the best way to think of longevity is that it's worth aiming for if you're willing to expend the effort to make it as healthy a time as you possibly can. In my work, I see both the seniors who have worked at healthy longevity and those who have neglected to attend to this.
I hope Mark's example will inspire a few more people to do what he does. Caro lyn Rosenblatt.
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He rides his bike there to the community college twice a week, three miles each way. He looks great and sounds very alert and "with it". If that's what longevity is about, I'd like to do it too. Notice that he rides for exercise as well as transportation. He's slim and fit. He keeps both his body and his mind active.
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But what if this isn't such a great idea? What if we get there and find out that living to extreme old age is not as great as some think it's supposed to be? But not all are being cured. Alzheimer's Disease is an example.