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Monday, May 20, 2013
World Health Day: Secrets to healthy ageing
Secrets to healthy ageing
What’s in the age? It’s just another number, or so it is said when a person adds on a year to his/her life. But some how, the number becomes a matter of concern after 60’s as one begins to feel the physical, psychological, and social changes.
With the proportion of people aged over 60 years growing fast– from 2000 until 2050 the numbers are expected to triple to 2 billion from 600 million – the health of elderly has become a global issue.
Change in physical appearance like wrinkles, graying hair, delayed reactions; restricted movement and proneness to chronic illnesses all mark the onset of the advancing years.
Though ageing is a gradual process and the changes associated with it cannot be stopped or reversed, yet by accepting the changes and realizing the potential for physical and social well being one can definitely slow down the effects.
Read on to unravel the secret to ageing gracefully….
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