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Compression of Morbidity Hypothesis

Will longer life feature chronic disease and disability? Or will it postpone chronic disease and disability? According the Stanford University researcher James Fries, the compression of morbidity (chronic illness and disability) occurs if the chronological age at first appearance of aging manifestations and chronic disease symptoms increases faster that life expectancy. If the above is…

Build Aerobic Fitness and Muscle Strength

Live longer and better Maintain your independence, avoid disability Older people who wish to live independently and maintain a high degree of autonomy over their lives need to keep moving. Recent research identifies two key aspects of keep moving that reduce risk of chronic diseases and disability until late in life: 1) aerobic fitness, and…