Longevity is not just about living longer.
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Longevity is often used to describe the length of a person's life, but it is not just about living longer. Longevity is the combination of two important factors: lifespan and healthspan.
Essentially, longevity is about not just living longer, but living better for a longer period of time.
Lifespan refers to the total amount of time a person is alive, from birth until death. It's a simple and straightforward measure of time. However, it doesn't take into account the quality of life during that time.
Healthspan is the length of time that a person is healthy and able to enjoy life to the fullest. Maximizing healthspan is important because it means that a person is able to live their life with vitality and without being limited by illness or disability.
Chronic Disease Risk
Reduce the risk of chronic diseases to increase healthspan
Common metabolic diseases include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), insulin resistance (IR), type two diabetes (T2D), and hyperinsulinemia. Although people generally don't die directly from these diseases, they contribute heavily to the development of atherosclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.
Atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary heart disease (heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (stroke), are defined by the thickening or hardening of arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries. Over time, this buildup narrows the arteries which make it difficult for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms as a result of ruptured atherosclerotic plaque, which is responsible for 99% of heart attacks in the U.S., blood flow may be blocked causing a heart attack or a stroke.
Although risk often increases with age, similar to atherosclerosis, cancer lethality is highest among those aged 45 to 65, killing more people in that age range than heart disease, liver disease, and stroke combined.
Aside from taking actions to prevent cancer, screening for cancer thoroughly and often in order to detect it early is one of the most important things we can do to reduce the likelihood that, if we develop cancer, it will be life-ending.
Dementia is the umbrella term that categorizes diseases recognized by a change in memory or other areas of cognition. The key indicator in the development of these diseases is a change from a previous state (i.e., not born with it) that interferes with day-to-day function.
Instead of letting this depress us, we should use that knowledge to inform our life philosophy. Don’t wait for someday. Do the important things, the things you dream to do, now while you still have the chance to experience them with full cognitive and physical function. How well we feel we’re aging is impacted by how much regret we live with, so don’t leave any room for regret in your life.
Why we age
Reduce the pace of aging to enhance lifespan
During aging, mitochondria — the power plants of our cells — become dysfunctional. Without adequate power, cells — and by extension, organs — are not able to perform as well as when they were young.
Can lead to:
Fatigue, weakness and exercise intolerance
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Lifestyle + Functional Medicine
Change habits and use science to your benefit.
Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medicine that emphasizes the use of evidence-based lifestyle interventions, such as:
nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and social support to prevent, treat, and manage chronic diseases. It is based on the understanding that many chronic diseases are caused or exacerbated by unhealthy lifestyle habits, and that modifying these habits can have a significant impact on health outcomes.
Lifestyle medicine aims to address the root causes of chronic diseases, rather than simply treating their symptoms, and promotes a holistic approach to health that empowers individuals to take an active role in their own health and well-being.
Functional medicine is a patient-centered, systems-oriented approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of chronic diseases, rather than just treating their symptoms.
It seeks to understand the unique biological and genetic makeup of each patient and how their environment and lifestyle factors interact with their health.
Functional medicine physicians use advanced diagnostic testing and personalized treatment plans to address imbalances and dysfunctions in the body's systems, such as the digestive, immune, and hormonal systems.
The goal of functional medicine is to optimize health and prevent chronic disease by promoting balance and optimal functioning of the body's systems.