When Will I Die?
 Much Depends On You

It truly does depend. The question "When will I die?" could be replaced with "Will I have completed a fulfilling life?"

The first question may indicate a somewhat defeatist attitude, a fear or realization that life has not been lived to its full potential or extent or purpose. Time may be running out.

To some, it doesn’t really matter much, as they have started dying a long time ago. Reminds me of an excellent book I read -- “We Live Too Short And Die Too Long.”

It may, on the other hand, imply that - as a senior - you are aware of life’s finality, but look for ways and opportunities to increase your lifespan. 

After all, you expect to have a lot of worthwhile life still ahead of you. What can you learn - and DO - to increase your chances?

Thankfully, due to medical advances, improved sanitation and hygiene, vaccination, and eradication of certain diseases, lifespans have been increasing.

But you can implement a host of changes to further improve your personal chances of longevity. Let’s see…

When will I die? As things stand now, men will on average die in their late seventies. Women will die at around eighty-one.

But these numbers don’t mean much to us - you and me - as seniors anymore. We already have made it through an obstacle course of life-shortening risks.

And therefore, our life expectancy is somewhat longer at this point. 

I’ll take that as good news. How about you?

According to data compiled by the Social Security Administration --

  • A man reaching age 65 in 2013 can expect to live, on average, until age 83
  • A woman turning age 65 in 2013 can expect to live, on average, until age 85

And those are just averages. 

About one out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90, and one out of 10 will live past age 95.

Would you like to extend these “averages” further to live an extra decade or so?

You may want to read Secrets of Longevity...

Rather than asking "When will I die?" the question now ought to be "How do I add quality years to my life?"

There is some very exciting science  - published in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals - for you to be aware of…

If you find it in your heart - pun intended, as heart disease is #1 of the leading causes of death in America - to change your diet to a much healthier one, you can be in this group of seniors with increased longevity. 

Remember, we are talking about Americans who, by and large, eat the so-called Standard American Diet, SAD for short - and sad it truly is.

26 percent animal products, 62 percent highly-processed foods, only 5 percent plant foods. The rest consists of worthless and toxic “edible food-like substances.”

Oh, this reminds me of the TRUE #1 killer of Americans - Unhealthy Eating (please, read it now before continuing here...)

If you move away from eating animal foods as well as highly processed foods and toward a whole foods, plant-based diet, you can find additional years of life. Simple as that.

It gets better… 

A whole foods, plant-based diet can play a major role in preventing, treating, and even reversing many of the other top 14 killers in this country. The one real exception is accidents.

The #1 killer of Americans according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease, is largely a “foodborne” disease.

Why? Because animal-based foods come with cholesterol and other toxins, clotting not only the coronary arteries, but all of the blood vessels in your body.

Having said all that, it becomes clear to many that the answer to "when will I die?" is largely connected to our food choices.

By the way, blocked blood vessels to your brain are the 4th leading cause of death, according to the CDC. The word for this is stroke.

You can find additional relevant information about healthy living on the page on Anti-Aging Diet.

Another subject that has a tremendous impact on longevity is exercise.

Please, go to Fitness for Seniors and Exercise for Seniors for more information.

It is often said that one has to have guts to grow old. 

Lifelong poor diet and lack of exercise can sometimes seem hard to change.

But we’re not talking about extremes of behavior, but easy behavior changes that most people can achieve. 

Health Coaching is a great and proven tool to reach your own Senior Health Success.

And after doing all you can to assure yourself of optimal chances for a long and fulfilling life, you won’t have to ask that dreaded question anymore. 

“When will I die?” will no longer matter. 

You can live life to its full extent.

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