Longevity series: What does longevity means to you?
To read what we mean by Longevity please read the first post in this series, you can find it here: How to do more for longer >
In that article, we discuss the difference between our Lifespan and our Healthspan, and the 3 main aspects we want to maintain to lengthen our healthspan.
Enough about us, it is time for you to choose.
If you wanted to keep just 1 aspect of your physical life the same for 100 years what would it be?
To help you out we have added some options to choose from
- Pinpoint eyesight
- Balance and walking
- Smooth, glowing skin
- Physical strength
- Reflex speed
- Full hair
- Perfect posture
- Acute hearing
- Quick wit
It’s a tough question, isn't it?
As we embark on this journey to understand Longevity we want you to hold a picture of the life you want to live in your mind. It is a useful exercise to see where changes you can implement now can dramatically improve your chances of getting that life.
What comes next:
There are 3 main factors that contribute to human longevity
- Genetics: Some genetic factors can affect how long a person lives. For example, people with certain genetic variations may have a lower risk of developing certain diseases that can affect their lifespan.
- Lifestyle: Lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns can have a significant impact on lifespan. Eating a healthy diet, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking can all contribute to a longer, healthier life.
- Environment: Environmental factors such as pollution, access to healthcare, and socioeconomic status can also affect longevity. People living in areas with high levels of pollution or limited access to healthcare may have shorter lifespans, while those living in areas with clean air, good healthcare, and higher socioeconomic status may live longer.
There are only certain factors that we have any control over so we will limit ourselves to those. Look out for our posts on:
This is the second in our series on Longevity. Over the coming weeks, we will dive into what living a life with a longer healthspan means to you. We will look at factors in our everyday lives that impact our longevity and small (and big) changes we can incorporate into our lives to lengthen our healthspan. Look out for our emails and blog posts so you can start the journey to a life well lived.
Next up: Genetics and longevity