Lifestyle Strategies for Healthy Ageing Using a Low-Carb Approach
She starts by saying:
"Due to advances in medicine and sanitation, people are living longer than ever. Whereas 100 years ago life expectancy was about 50 years in Western countries, today it is around 80 years, with some researchers predicting it will increase to 90 years by 2030 in women.
Many people are concerned that as they grow older, they'll experience chronic disease, decreased mobility, and memory loss. Fortunately, old age doesn't have to include progressive physical and cognitive decline. In this article, I'll explore how and why we age and provide strategies to help increase your “health-span,” the period of time you spend functional and independent."
... a lot of good content in-between
"Accepting that you're growing older can be difficult, but learning to embrace the things you can't change rather than despair over them can be powerful and bring a sense of relief and freedom.
Rather than trying to extend your lifespan, it makes much more sense to work on expanding your healthspan as much as possible.
Focus on eating well, stay active physically and mentally, practice stress-relief measures, and be proud of all you've achieved in life and grateful for the time you have left to accomplish other things.
On a personal note, I'll be 52 this year, and I follow all of the recommendations made in this article. Most people tell me that I don't look anywhere near my age, but what's much more important to me is how good I feel. I'm grateful for my health, and I'm truly looking forward to living at least 30 more years in my 'health-span'."
Franziska's full article can be found here
All the best Jan