Did you know?
It is predicted that by the year 2030, 70 million US citizens will be over the age of 65. And 8.5 million people will be over the age of 85. The “oldest old” Americans (those over the age of 85) are the fasting growing age group in the country. According to the CDC, if you live to the age of 65 you can expect to live on average another 19.3 years!
To put that in perspective—when my parents were born (1928 and 1931) the average life expectancy in the United States for men was 59.7. That’s right, not even 60 years of age.
What this means is that historically we haven’t seen a lot of examples of “unageable” living. Those who make it past 85, 90 and beyond are the outliers. We want to know their secrets because they seem and statistically are extraordinary. But the truth of it is, that as baby boomers and Gen “X” age, there will be huge numbers of people who survive to 85 and beyond. Scientifically speaking your chances of living a long life are already pretty darn good.
And while the “longevity habits” we are building here at Five for Life© have been proven to increase longevity; the most important thing our five daily actions provide is an improved quality of life. Aging with optimism and believing that you can still become a better version of yourself!
And yes, that means now AND when you’re 80!
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