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2040 : Spain will have the longest life expectancy

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By 2040, Spain is set to overtake Japan as the country with the longest life expectancy, according to a study published in the journal Lancet.

With a predicted lifespan of 85.8 years, Spain will rise from fourth place to edge out Japan which will average 85.7 years. The United Kingdom is likely to rise up the league table from 26th place to 23rd, with life expectancy increasing from 80.8 years in 2016 to 83.3 years in 2040.

Researchers based their study around five “drivers” of average lifespans, which are all related to so-called “lifestyle” diseases: high blood pressure, alcohol intake, tobacco use, being overweight, and high blood sugar.

They also incorporated information about rates of cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.

The World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report” recently listed Spain as one of the healthiest countries, and it also ranks highly in its healthcare system.

With the exception of Afghanistan, the bottom 30 countries in 2040 – with projected lifespans between 57 and 69 – are either in sub-Saharan Africa or small island states in the Pacific. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2018/10/20/spain-to-have-the-longest-life-expectancy-on-the-planet-by-2040/#.W8y6hfl9jIU
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Life expectancy has increased globally and in developed countries the average life expectancy is now in the 80’s. There is a new paradigm today having moved from: ” How long will I live?” to “How can I be happy in the process?”
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What is your understanding of healthy aging and how should one go about achieving it and aging well?
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It's not the Spanish diet, its the fact they don't live stressful lives
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Diet is very important, yet, many who eat healthy have health problems. I just moved in to Spain and I can see happy and friendly people spending time outside, laughing and talking to strangers. Perhaps it's a simple feel of belonging that makes people live longer?
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Their diet is significantly better than the US diet, and they have universal health care, paid vacations and time ti relax. . My husband emigrated under Francos dictatorship in the mid 50ies. We have gone back many times since the 70's and 80's. The food has always been a joy!
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Outdoors life, social cohesion, family ties, friends, sense of fiesta and not taking themselves too seriously! Love is the key. Be friendly and lovable . No matter how beautiful or rich you are it will never make you as happy as having healthy/close relationships.
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We all know that exercising brings many positive physical and mental health benefits
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Regular exercise is one of the greatest keys to physical and mental well-being. Living an active life will help you stay fit enough to maintain your independence to go where you want to and perform your own activities. Regular exercise may prevent or even provide relief from many common chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, and arthritis, to name a few.
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Now if Spain would start to treat its animals humanely, it would be even better. The soul needs quality nourishment, also, and seeing hunting dogs and bulls tortured to death just doesn't cut it
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The majority of adults in the US consume more than double the recommended daily allowance of sodium, which can lead to hypertension and cardiovascular disease; most of this high sodium intake comes from pre-packaged foods and restaurants.
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Spiritual growth is mainly related to self-actualization which comes with sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life in old age.
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The key is to stay active, so do something you will enjoy. If you are not the type of person who will stick to a regular gym routine, go on a walk or ride your bike every day instead. Try to incorporate aerobic, balance, and muscle-strengthening activities into your routine. Think about what works best for you, consult your doctor, and get moving!
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