Superagers

Superagers - a term very popular on the BBC right now.

They are people blessed with protective genes that allow them to enjoy a full and active life well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. But these people are very few and far between.

Exercise is the number one magic bullet for the rest of society trying to extend life and reduce all major diseases of ageing.

Walk if you can't exercise. It is very underrated.

Stay curious - keep exercising your mind.

Stay socially connected.

Chronic diseases of ageing - cancer, stroke, heart disease, dementia, arthritis - chances of getting these all increase as you age.

Scientists are working on drugs that will slow the fundamental molecular process at which cells age. These drugs on the horizon will help us live healthier lives, not just longer due to advances in medicine and end of life care.




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