Preventative Health Care = Longevity

Dr. Anthony Ho

So there’s good and bad news. Bad news is the time you spend being sick and battling chronic ailments can shorten your life expectancy.

The good news is you’re likely to live longer than your ancestors did since overall, global life expectancy has risen. Instead of measuring life as a unit, we should measure how we live it, counting the years spent living free of disease and disability. A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years! That’s seven years of good health, actually enjoying quality of life. The gap between average life expectancy and years spent without illness or disability continues to grow. To close the gap we must find more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability…

This article was written by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, from Science Daily Website.