Lifespan and Healthspan are both key themes of overall health. However, it is important to be aware of the differences between the scientific community and the medical community in certain research focuses. The concept of lifespan is more widely known than the health period. This This is a worrying situation, because the healthy period is as important as lifespan in some areas of research, science and medicine, or even more important. Here are some basic knowledge about the healthy period for you to get started.
What is life span?
In the dictionary, "Lifespan" is defined as the average life span of an organism or an object in a specific environment or condition. It is not the exact maximum life span value, but a value based on the relevant existing knowledge of the organism; it is usually based on what has been in the species so far. The longest known life span is used as a rough estimate. This is called the "average life span". It is a statistical concept that is derived by analyzing the mortality data of each race group.
How to measure life?
Life expectancy measures are based on the year of birth, current age, and other demographic factors, including gender. This year, as far as all countries or regions are concerned, Hong Kong people have the highest average life expectancy. Men are about 82 years old and women are about 88 years old.
What is the healthy period?
On the other hand, the healthy period is the duration of a person’s health, more specifically, a state of being in a state of no disease. People have different definitions of true health. The current expected healthy period at birth is 63.3 years old. This data is in 2016. Announced globally by the World Health Organization.
What are the factors that affect our health?
According to research, the health period is measured by a variety of factors in our lives, such as:
- Sports activities
- Body mass index (BMI)
These are the factors that currently exist, and researchers are still looking for other indicators that may affect the length of the health period.
The science of healthy aging
Advances in technology and research have allowed people to invest in healthy aging: maintaining physical and mental health and achieving a good quality of life in old age. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
To a certain extent, the concepts of lifespan and health are inseparable, and similar methods are also promoted in terms of extending healthy lifespan. These methods can be divided into molecular methods and non-molecular methods, such as:
- Maintain a healthy and balanced diet
- Moderate regular exercise
- Smoking and drinking are prohibited (or restricted drinking)
- Anti-aging therapy
- Health supplement
According to recent statistics, most people live longer than before, but they are not healthy. This is the reason why the medical profession has begun to shift its focus to the healthy period, trying to become more familiar with this concept and make people work harder. Stay away from disease, not just focus on the treatment of one disease. S-CELL's [HEALTHSPAN] is the most advanced epigenetic test in the world, and it is the perfect helper for tracking your health status! The secret of longevity lies in your daily life, protecting a healthy life, and looking forward to a healthy future.