Let's think about healthspan
Healthspan is the proportion of your life that you live in good health. To put this into perspective, a child born today is likely to live well into their eighties, but will only remain healthy until around their mid-sixties. This reflects the current average Healthspan, after which most people will suffer from age-related disease for around 20% of their lives.
Thanks to good sanitation, healthcare and improved living conditions, we've significantly increased our lifespan. Longer life is good, but now we need longer healthspan to match.
The discrepancy between lifespan and healthspan exists because our bodies have not yet evolved to live this long. Our maintenance and repair systems that work so well during our youth, have not had time to adapt to this increasing older age.
In the past, most people died before age-related diseases could affect them. But longer living now means that cellular damage has time to accumulate, and our risk of major diseases increases as we get older.
Ageing is a big new problem
In modern societies, ageing is the biggest risk factor for developing serious disease.
This has led to a great drive from the scientific community to work out how to slow the accumulation of damage associated with ageing.
The good news is that recent scientific breakthroughs have demonstrated that ageing is not set in stone and there are many ways you can influence your rate of ageing.
At Nuchido, we are building this science into our products, so you can be you for longer.Discover our Science