On LifeSpan

By Arya
@yoalldudes (32728)
Philippines
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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@louievill (29105)
• Philippines
5 Aug
For me it's more of the quality of life irregardless of where we are, what good is reaching a very old age but on some kind of life support? Just some thoughts.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
5 Aug
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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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@louievill, you're right, quality of life is one factor to live too long. If one's life style is more on health abuse a guarantee to live too short m
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@louievill (29105)
• Philippines
5 Aug
@cacay1 then there's also the factor of genetics, hereditary longevity and inherited disease risks and factors that we have no control over.
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
5 Aug
As @louievill said, quality of life is much more important than the actual amount of years we live. But we can have more good years if we take care of ourselves.
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
6 Aug
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
Thank you for saying that. It reminded me to make the best out of every day.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
@rsa101 (35260)
• Philippines
5 Aug
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.
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@rsa101 (35260)
• Philippines
8 Aug
@yoalldudes That is true but I really do not know if the green tea we are taking is the same as the Japanese as I see that their tea is sometimes colored green.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
I drink green tea because I assumed that attributes to the longer lives of Japanese people. I intend to save even after 60 years old to be able to afford quality healthcare.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
12 Aug
@rsa101 This gives me the idea of planting these green tea plant.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
There are 2 part time teachers in our department still teaching at ages 84 and 85. Lifestyle matters in reaching old age.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
Oh wow. Do you think I can transition to the academia at age 45?
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug
@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.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
@cacay1 Thank you for this information. It makes me feel hopeful.
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@ZedSmart (19806)
• Philippines
5 Aug
I don't like to be too old and became dependent. I think my ideal age would be reaching the retirement and then enjoy few years of my pension.
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@cacay1 (73691)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug
@ZedSmart, there are old parents no pension and the children carry the burden. It's so sad reality many face with.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
That is something I fear. Being dependent. So I will also be saving a little bit for my care if there comes a need for that.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
@cacay1 They children are they investment
@solidcodes (1376)
• Philippines
5 Aug
It all boils down to money. If you are rich then you can afford better health care system.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
I will have to agree.
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
5 Aug
The average lifespan for women here in Switzerland is 86 and 84 for men. I am already 71 and my husband 77, so we already reached 70.
@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
6 Aug
@yoalldudes I am in very good health, my husband has a problem, I hope it's not too serious.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
And you mentioned you are both in good health which is good. I hope a long, happy and healthy life for you.
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
@LadyDuck Oh Im sorry to hear that about your husband. I hope its nothing serious and he gets better.
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@LindaOHio (99898)
• United States
5 Aug
Everything you mentioned makes a difference in the life span.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
Your responses has made me work on improving my quality of life. Mostly it comes from ourselves and our mindset.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
5 Aug
Anywhere you live, money is important to obtain the best healthcare ,and of primary importance would be lifestyle and diet. Prevention is better than cure.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
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.
@gtdoss (476)
5 Aug
Those statistics surprise me, given that a lot of people in the US have a very bad diet (I'm from there, and I have a very bad diet!) I hope you reach 70 years old and beyond, healthy and happy!
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
6 Aug
That also crossed my mind. The diet is mostly fast food type only from what I saw on youtube videos. And thank you. May you live a good, long life as well.
@Ganma7 (3478)
7 Aug
I think you ate right on your way of thinking. I am 71 and I hope I keep going God willing
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
8 Aug
You are blessed to reach that age. More healthy and happy years to come for both of us.
@porwest (55523)
• United States
8 Aug
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.
@porwest (55523)
• United States
9 Aug
@yoalldudes We have had many celebrities do that. One recent one that comes to mind was Mick Jagger who needed heart surgery.
@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
9 Aug
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@yoalldudes (32728)
• Philippines
9 Aug
One of the celebrities in our country named Kris Aquino sister of former president Ninoy Aquino and a very successful host and actress is there in the US to seek medical treatment.
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