Dr Bollmann,Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
Presently, there is no “magic bullet” to prolong the healthy and vital lifespan. We do know certain factors that predispose to aging. An individual who smokes, drinks a lot, is physically inactive and has an unhealthy diet has 2.5 fold higher mortality risk in epidemiological terms than an individual who looks after his/her health. The combined impact of four behavioural [non-communicable disease] risk factors on survival probability is comparable in size to a 10-year age difference.
However, the anti-aging lifestyle can add 25.3 more years of productive lifespan. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the longest-living Americans are Asian-American women residing in Bergen County, New Jersey USA. They live longer than any other ethnic group in the United States – to an average lifespan of 91.8 years.
In contrast, the Harvard team found that the shortest-living Americans are Native American populations in South Dakota, despite receiving free or low-cost government provided medical care – living an average lifespan of 66.5 years.
As a group, the Bergen County women have ready access to preventative health services, consume a healthy diet, received higher education, are/were professionally employed, and enjoy a network of family and friends. These are proven life-extending factors that – when combined, exert a synergistic effect on longevity. These factors are also the cornerstones of the anti-aging medical model.
Certain insurance companies also now give free access to fitness gyms, knowing preventive medicine works in keeping people healthy.