Shaklee Distributor In Dallas talks about the aging process and what can be done to slow it down.
We all want to live a nice long life with vitality and flexibility a part of the aging process.Â With the explosion of health technology, we Americans are living longer than before.Â In 1950 there were 14 million people aged 80 and above.Â That number rose to 102 million in 2009.Â And as time goes by, the number of individuals who live to be 100 years old or more continues to increase.Â People in this age group are increasingly more engaged, alert fully active members of society.
How does one get to be 80 or more years of age with relatively few disabilities?Â What does science tell us that we can do to live longer, healthier lives?
Lifestyle choices play a big part in our longevity.Â Experts suggest that only 30% of our lifespan is determined by genetic makeup and 70% is determined by good lifestyle choices. Â The major determinants here are one’s activity levels, whether or not he smokes, his alcohol consumption, and whether he is at a healthy weight or not.
Most Americans die from complications associated withÂ chronic diseases, not an infectious disease or acute illness, which was so years ago.Â The CDC reports that 50% of older adults suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.Â These put one at risk for coronary heart disease.Â These risks can be greatly reduced by simply making modest lifestyle changes.