The definition of healthspan, is how many healthy years you live. Certain diagnosable diseases have different biomarkers that scientists have been observing for years. A biomarker is an age range in which the risk for acquiring a specific illness is noticeably increased. For example, heart disease typically occurs at around 65 years of age, while chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually first detected around age 45.
Rather than feeling powerless to aging, we can instead focus on daily lifestyle choices that may not only add years to our lives, but vibrant, healthy and functional life to the years we live. Twenty percent of how long we live is dictated by our genes, whereas the other eighty percent is dictated by our lifestyles. This means we have incredible power and control over our health in preventing chronic diseases and increasing our longevity.
So, what can you do to have a healthier lifestyle?
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