Many people dismiss the pursuit of good health, arguing that they simply do not want to live forever, but what if I rephrased the proposal? You may be less inclined to dismiss a healthy lifestyle if you knew that it could ensure that your years on this earth were youthful and vibrant, free of disease, aches and pains.
The topic of preventive health and “anti-aging” it is not about living forever, it is about living this to fullest – being well enough to do anything and everything you have ever desired to achieve for the 100 years (or more) you may be here. You can die peacefully and with dignity – wouldn’t you rather die at 100 scaling Mount Everest, rather than withering away in a hospital bed?
This is where the concept of preventive health comes in – we have already found ways to live longer – a little over 200 years ago the average life expectancy was 35 years, in 1977 it was 77 years and today it is 82 years. But the quality of life of an individual as they climb past 35, 40, 50 or 77 is questionable – 45 percent of people over 85 require daily assistance, while 50 percent of that same population has some degree of Alzheimer’s disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, while cancer and diabetes rank among the top ten. Many times, these conditions are preventable and science is hard at work to unravel genetic coding to deter debilitating conditions passed along the generations.
Living the preventive health lifestyle is not about eternity on this earth, but simply ensuring that although your biological clock keeps ticking, your looks, energy, health and zest for life stays youthful, for your lifetime.
If the signs and symptoms of aging – feeling every ache and pain in your body, a sluggish metabolism and chronic fatigue are keeping you from living to the fullest, you should, no need, to seek a preventive health lifestyle, including hormone testing and balance, eating a healthy diet, routine and learning to find balance in your life: for work, play and relaxation.