Sixty is the New Forty

 In The Village of Bedford Walk

It is a great time to be alive. Today, we live in a world that has broken new ground in medical advances and continues to inspire wellness. New drugs and treatments have staved off diseases and provided us with the knowledge on how to live long and prosper.

A video segment produced by the NBC’s Today Show revealed that people are living longer and healthier now than ever before. Experts say that ‘middle age,’ the period between early adulthood and old age, is now sliding up a few decades. A study conducted in 2012 discovered that life expectancy has increased by almost 10 years in the past generation. Currently, people live to be an average of 78.8 years old. Women live the longest at an average of 81.2 years and men fall slightly behind at an average of 76.4 years.

So where do we owe the credit?

According to an article by Ideal-Living, medicines and clinical procedures help with aging issues but nothing beats how “good old Mother Nature designed our wonderful bodies to do, be active!”

Study after study has shown that staying active in all facets of our lives can have multitudes of positive effects on our bodies. Frequently, as people age they begin to slow down and become disheartened. As they slow down their activity levels, their mind and body tend to follow. Today’s seniors need to embrace their age and be proud of it. As NBC’s Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford puts it, “if you have a pulse, you have a purpose.”

Please tune in to blog post 2 of 3 where we discuss The Pentagon of Health.

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