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Healthspan vs Lifespan

Apr 13, 2023

The definition of healthspan, is how many healthy years you live. Certain diagnosable diseases have different biomarkers that scientists have been observing for years. A biomarker is an age range in which the risk for acquiring a specific illness is noticeably increased. For example, heart disease typically occurs at around 65 years of age, while chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually first detected around age 45.

Rather than feeling powerless to aging, we can instead focus on daily lifestyle choices that may not only add years to our lives, but vibrant, healthy and functional life to the years we live. Twenty percent of how long we live is dictated by our genes, whereas the other eighty percent is dictated by our lifestyles. This means we have incredible power and control over our health in preventing chronic diseases and increasing our longevity.

At LifeMed Institute, our focus is on educating individuals and providing them with the most effective and advanced tools, techniques and procedures to meet their health goals and optimize their lives. We strive to provide the best possible patient experience and excel in the preventive/proactive medicine and true wellness.

Here are a few areas to focus on for a healthier lifestyle:

First step toward healthy aging can be as simple as changing what’s on our plate.
What we eat gets broken down in our bodies, and the components can affect all of our different organs and systems. Maintaining adequate nutrition can ensure that our organs stay happy and in good health and may help prevent chronic conditions and neurodegeneration. Whenever our bodies’ components are in shape, the body as a whole run like a well-oiled machine.

Water is the beverage of choice. Maintaining adequate water consumption can help keep you hydrated. LifeMed Institute offers a variety of Micronutrient IV therapies that can help hydrated at the cellular level. Cells containing plenty of water allow proper dilution of electrolytes like sodium and potassium that float around in our bodies, helping our heart, brain and skeletal muscles to function properly.

Maintaining an exercise routine is a behavior change that can increase your health span and cognitive health and make you feel younger in the process. Proactively exercising and incorporating more physical activities is key to living a life free of poor health, and different people may need different levels of activity.

Getting the right amount of shut-eye can keep you healthy, potentially expanding your years of physical and mental health while slowing the aging process. Sleep is when we regenerate.

Having control over your body’s longevity is empowering, especially when the factors that affect it are so easily attainable. AT LifeMed Institute, we believe your quality of health from your brain to your gut is your most important asset and our aim is to be your trusted partner in protecting this asset. Schedule a consult at LifeMed Institute and find out how we can help you live a stronger, healthier and happier lifestyle.