August 4, 2022 11:25pm CST
Statistics on average lifespan in US is almost 80 years old while in our country Philippines it is around 70 years old. The discrepancy makes me wonder perhaps it is the more advanced health care in the US that adds to that additional 10 years. Another reason would be the higher quality of life. For example, oral health is being taken cared of starting from childhood. Regular visits to the dentist is followed while here the majority wouldnt be able to afford or are just not well educated about the importance of such. Personally to reach 70 years is more than enough for me and I would consider very much a blessing.
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That crossed my mind too but wasnt able to include in the post. I am with you that I would rather enjoy my last days in whatever way I can and not unnecessarily prolong the agony, and leave the money instead to my daughter and niece instead on medical bills.
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Yes I think that there is a big difference when the health system is provided well by the state the lifespan of its citizen improves a lot. Another factor would be the diet too where if you look into Japan who eats different have longer lives than the rest of the world. Also the disposition of the people can also help extend the life of a person.
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
@yoalldudes, yes, of course. Apply according to your field of discipline. It was made into law during the Duterte admin no age discrimination that's why the university can't abandon the oldies. Even in Jolibee here there are retirees working. Try to apply part time this moment.
I agree that being able to afford good health care service can get one through serious physical conditions. But if one's circumstance is one where he has not the money, then consume fruits and vegetables, turmeric, also gardening and physical activity. Which is the prevention part you mentioned.
• United States
I think it is a combination of both actually. We have very advanced health care in the United States, which is why even many wealthy people from other nations come here to be treated. But we also have a different quality of life which contributes to more longevity.