The healthy ageing challenge – fantastic piece on the challenge of healthy aging from flipchartfairytales

The healthy ageing challenge – from flipchartfairytales (one of the most interesting blogs out there).

Fantastic piece. Healthy ageing and the health behaviours that promote it are a huge challenge for the future. Our health systems need to interface with our city planners and many other actors to ensure our environments are designed to promote physical activity.

Update: Here’s a fantastic supplementary piece, which focuses on the economics and demographics of ageing. The speed of change is remarkable:

…today the world’s most rapidly aging country is South Korea, which became an aging society in 1999, is expected to become an aged one in 2017, and will be a super-aged one in 2027. In other words, South Korea will undergo in less than three decades a transformation that will have taken France nearly 175 years.

Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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