What is healthy aging?

Sharine Forbes
Geriatric Medicine

Healthy aging is term used to refer to the quality of life that one lives during ones elder years. For example, someone who is aging healthy is actively engaged in social events, physical active, and eating healthy. Healthy aging can also be a state of mind. If one is constantly thinking "I’m old" then one will feel old. 

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Healthy aging means using the positive aspects of your age, including expertise gained from life experiences, while you minimize the negative aspects such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other medical problems. In doing this, you may increase your lifespan, as well as the number of years you are active and vital.
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