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How we can all build a health­i­er future (World Eco­nom­ic Forum blog):

Just 40 years ago life expectan­cy in Asia was slight­ly above age 50. In 2000, the continent’s 210 mil­lion peo­ple aged over 65 could expect to live just anoth­er five years, to 70 on aver­age. By 2050, it’s esti­mat­ed by the Unit­ed Nations that the major­i­ty of peo­ple with­in this demo­graph­ic – which is expect­ed to have quadru­pled – will live to at least age 77…

…we must also encour­age con­sumers to oper­ate twin strate­gies in their own lives. Not only should they have access to hos­pi­tals, nurs­ing care and treat­ments, but they should also be moti­vat­ed to take con­trol of their health by hav­ing at their dis­pos­al envi­ron­ments and tools to direct­ly inter­vene in chron­ic dis­ease pre­ven­tion…

Three stake­hold­ers, imple­ment­ing two strate­gies, to arrive at one out­come: liv­ing a health­i­er, fuller life, so that peo­ple can max­i­mize their strength what­ev­er the age…For we have reached a huge­ly sig­nif­i­cant point in his­to­ry – dis­eases are being erad­i­cat­ed, chron­ic con­di­tions treat­ed more effec­tive­ly, longevi­ty is increas­ing and more con­sumers are in con­trol – or want to be in con­trol – of their well-being than ever.”

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