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Healthspan: Lifestyle Choices Matter

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

As we journey through life, our health is constantly in flux. From the moment we are conceived, our bodies are undergoing complex changes and adapting to new environments.

But it's not just our bodies that change over time - our lifestyles and behaviors also play a crucial role in determining our overall health and well-being.

One of the most important things to understand is that healthspan - the length of time we are able to live in good health - is not determined solely by genetics or luck.

In fact, research supported by the 2012 Nobel prize winning science of Epigenetics, shows that up to 80% of our health span is influenced by our lifestyle choices and behaviors. This means that we have the power to shape our own health outcomes, from the womb to octogenarian.

One of the most important things we can do for our health is to adopt healthy habits early on. This includes eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

These behaviors can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and can also improve our overall quality of life.

As we age, it becomes even more important to maintain healthy habits. Regular exercise, for example, can help prevent age-related declines in strength and mobility, and can also improve cognitive function.

Eating a healthy plant-bases diet can also help to reduce the risk of age-related diseases.

In summary, our healthspan is determined by a combination of factors, including genetics and luck.

However, we have a lot of control over our health outcomes.

By adopting healthy habits early on and maintaining them throughout life, we can improve our chances of living a long, healthy life.

So, start taking care of yourself today and have a say in your own healthspan!


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