At this point, no, although researchers called biomedical gerontologists are looking for ways, including an "anti-aging pill." Some scientists think humans can reach a life expectancy of about 120 years or more, spurring debate about all sorts of issues. An increased number of older people will change the face of the workforce and families, with perhaps fewer children or siblings decades apart.
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Can we end aging?
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Will my muscle mass decline with age?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Yes, unfortunately muscle mass will decline with age. Peak muscle fiber size occurs around age 20 for sedentary individuals before beginning to decline. However, physically active adults maintain fiber size until roughly age 60. Research shows the size of Type II fibers (fibers responsible for fast, powerful contractions) decreases with age. This is a primary reason why so many older adults are at risk for sustaining accidental falls. Following systematic and progressive resistance training programs as described by NASM muscle mass decline can be slowed.
How can volunteering help me maintain my independence as I age?
UCLA Health answeredAs you age, you can maintain your independence by volunteering. Volunteering offers numerous benefits, including staying active and social. Helping others also helps you feel better about yourself and adds to your well-being. Often, older adults have unique skills and insights that can benefit others. It’s a win-win situation.
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