I don’t think longevity is ‘life expectancy’, which is just a statistic. Life expectancy merely refers to the number of years you are expected to survive based on population your geographic location, or, perhaps your socioeconomic group. I also don’t think it’s ‘ lifespan’, which is simply how many years you have lived.
Your lifespan will give you an indication of the type of life you have lived – much like your weight gives you an indication of your health – but it does not provide you with the whole picture.
I believe, longevity boils is the optimisation of both the your body and mind. The QUALITY not just the QUANTITY of one’s life. As you can imagine, these two often interlink, and improving one thing, like physical health through exercise, can inherently improve another, such as cognitive function in the brain.
The deterioration of our health is not just down to the fact we are eating more processed food than ever, we are becoming less connected, we are moving less, and many of us are losing our sense of purpose and are unable to find fulfilment in our lives.
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