Tag: long life
If you’re born in Australia this year, you can expect to live for 83.5 years. Lucky you, as you’ll statistically out-live the Swedes, French, Germans and Kiwi’s. Back in 1950 a person could expect to live for 68.7 years, so we’ve come a long way.
But living a long life is quite different to living a healthy, long life. Do you really want to live those extra years unwell and unhappy?
Play your health cards right and you can be living longer living stronger, disability-free until advanced old age. Remember genes are one factor but adopting good lifestyle practices are even more important in the quest to help you stay mentally and physically fit.Read more...
Fibre is now recognised as being vitally important to our gut health and our overall health. But did you know that it can help you to lose weight and keep it off too? Studies show that a higher fibre intake is associated with lower body fat, body weight and BMI.Read more...
In Australia, 47% of women and 34% of men use at least one dietary supplement. Usage is even greater among older age groups and those with higher education levels.
By dietary supplement we mean a single vitamin or mineral, a combination multi-vitamin, herbal or traditional products, or a sports nutrition or weight loss product.
Most users take supplements by personal choice, rarely by doctor’s recommendation. This is great news for supplement manufacturers! Globally, the industry raked in over $150 billion last year alone and it’s growing.
But the big question is - will they help us live longer or healthier lives?Read more...