Impact on Life Expectancy
The biological process of ageing is inevitable and uncontrollable; often associated with diseases. However, there are many factors within your control to help extend life and more importantly ensure a high-quality life. Studies performed in this field has concluded that ageing is not necessarily the cause of illnesses, but more so is a result of the lack of a healthy lifestyle.
While people can, generally, look forward to longer years of good health, studies have proven that three quarters of adults aged 65 or above live with one or more chronic diseases. This implies that an estimated 3.9 million people (39% of adults who are 65 years and above). If prevention measure are not taken against these age-related disease, projections say that by 2030 there will be over six million indiviuals suffering from a long-term illness or disability.
In 2017, a research on life expectancy in older adults have concluded that a healthy lifestyle can increase the lifespan of a man over 65 years by 8 years and a woman over 65 years by 10 years.