It was reported in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Gerontology (See Fit4Life, The Star, 19 December 2010) that increased life expectancy has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health.
Yes, we are not talking about how long a person lives.
The issue is about how many healthy years a person enjoys.
It was reported that the growing problem of life-long obesity and increases in hypertension and high cholesterol are a sign that health may not be improving with each generation.
If you observe the adults around, you may find that many are not in good health.
Many nations are spending increasing health budget over the years.
Many countries may become sick nations in the years to come.
What can we do?
Keep diseases at bay by doing 2 things: exercising daily and practise a healthy eating habit (20% acidic food and 80% alkaline food).
We do not have to become part of a sick generation and a sick nation.