Would you like to live healthy and longer or would you rather live a sickly and short life? The choice is obvious to most of us.
The appeal of the phrase “burn bright and die young” is understandable, who wouldn't want to avoid being sick and old, right? Wrong though.
Though to understand why this way of thinking is wrong you need to know that
Living much longer as well as living with longer life expectancy while appearing and experiencing a young and disorder-free lifestyle are not synonymous.
Individuals are investing longer periods experiencing age-related chronic illnesses, despite the fact that their survival rates are increasing.
That would be to say, rather than gaining more decades of energy and excellent health, we are gaining additional decades of illnesses. So the question is what can we do to avoid such a thing? To understand the answer you would need to first know about longevity and ageing.
Only recently scientists are able to characterize ageing and lifespan independently, because of major breakthroughs in sequencing technologies and analytical techniques. These criteria namely; extending one's maximum life expectancy, improving one's average fitness, and lastly slowing the ageing process is critical for enhancing ageing and longevity, as well as enjoying longer, more energetic, and healthy lives.
The anti-aging trend is a global phenomenon dedicated to preventing or slowing the consequences of ageing. A large chunk of the group's focus is on the possibility of life expansion, but there is also enthusiasm in procedures like plastic procedures that alleviate instead of postponing or eliminating the consequences of ageing.
There are indeed a variety of researchers involved in this trend, each with their own perspective. Like, Ray Kurzweil, who believes that mankind can fight ageing by technological advancements, and Aubrey de Grey, who believes that perhaps the human system is an extremely intricate mechanism that can be mended perpetually, are two of the most famous advocates of the anti-aging trend.
The next step would be to put some thought into what you believe in. And why so?
Rather than addressing one illness at a moment, which is quite expensive, the goal of reverse ageing is to avoid ageing, which would be a key risk element for a wide range of illnesses and impairments.
Not only will reverse ageing technologies extend our lives, but it would also extend our health span – the time of our lives during which we are well, satisfied, and active. It would constantly replenish vitality but also physical function by repairing the damages that life's activities eventually produce.
Thus let's ask ourselves again, Would you like to live healthy and longer or would you rather “burn bright and die young”? The choice is ultimately solely yours to make.