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Efforts to achieve healthy aging.

Leung PC - Integr Med Insights (2008)

Bottom Line: Longevity is a blessing as long as good health is not lost.Hence, the elderly people frequently suffer from cardiovascular problems and skeletal deteriorations that gradually develop to disabilities.Awareness of factors leading to unhealthy aging has led to the formation of different professional groups that aim at the maintenance of health of aging community.

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Affiliation: Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR.

ABSTRACT
Longevity is a blessing as long as good health is not lost. However, the tendency to have a decline on normal physiological activities is inevitable because of the natural processes of degeneration at all levels: molecular, cellular and organic. Hence, the elderly people frequently suffer from cardiovascular problems and skeletal deteriorations that gradually develop to disabilities. Awareness of factors leading to unhealthy aging has led to the formation of different professional groups that aim at the maintenance of health of aging community. The approach tends to be target orientated for the European and US groups, aiming at hormonal replacements and detoxification. In contrast, the oriental groups have been keeping their traditional belief of prevention and internal balance, using nutritional arrangements and non-strenuous exercise as means of maintaining health.

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Mentions: Figure 1 illustrate that the current expected age of survival for men and women all over the world is ever increasing, it has become clear that many of the surviving people with higher ages are in fact not in good shape, either socio-economically or physically (Lipsitz, 2004). In Hong Kong, for instance, the expected ages of survival have already increased to 79.3 for men and 85.4 for women, from the 2007 vital events by Census and Statistics Department. If these elderly citizens are in good health, they enjoy being senior and wise. On the contrary, if they are suffering from ill health, they become a burden to themselves, and their family and community needs to reserve huge resources to help them. Do we have healthy environments for the aging people to remain healthy?


Efforts to achieve healthy aging.

Leung PC - Integr Med Insights (2008)

Senior Boom in U.S.A.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-imi-2008-043: Senior Boom in U.S.A.
Mentions: Figure 1 illustrate that the current expected age of survival for men and women all over the world is ever increasing, it has become clear that many of the surviving people with higher ages are in fact not in good shape, either socio-economically or physically (Lipsitz, 2004). In Hong Kong, for instance, the expected ages of survival have already increased to 79.3 for men and 85.4 for women, from the 2007 vital events by Census and Statistics Department. If these elderly citizens are in good health, they enjoy being senior and wise. On the contrary, if they are suffering from ill health, they become a burden to themselves, and their family and community needs to reserve huge resources to help them. Do we have healthy environments for the aging people to remain healthy?

Bottom Line: Longevity is a blessing as long as good health is not lost.Hence, the elderly people frequently suffer from cardiovascular problems and skeletal deteriorations that gradually develop to disabilities.Awareness of factors leading to unhealthy aging has led to the formation of different professional groups that aim at the maintenance of health of aging community.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR.

ABSTRACT
Longevity is a blessing as long as good health is not lost. However, the tendency to have a decline on normal physiological activities is inevitable because of the natural processes of degeneration at all levels: molecular, cellular and organic. Hence, the elderly people frequently suffer from cardiovascular problems and skeletal deteriorations that gradually develop to disabilities. Awareness of factors leading to unhealthy aging has led to the formation of different professional groups that aim at the maintenance of health of aging community. The approach tends to be target orientated for the European and US groups, aiming at hormonal replacements and detoxification. In contrast, the oriental groups have been keeping their traditional belief of prevention and internal balance, using nutritional arrangements and non-strenuous exercise as means of maintaining health.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus