Elderly people exercise on outdoor fitness equipment at Qingtan new village in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Many countries are facing the challenge of how to cope with a rapidly ageing population. Photo: Getty Images
Elderly people exercise on outdoor fitness equipment at Qingtan new village in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Many countries are facing the challenge of how to cope with a rapidly ageing population. Photo: Getty Images
Eric Leire
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Eric Leire

Anti-ageing science should focus on allowing us to live better, not longer

  • The average human lifespan has increased by several decades in the past century, but our healthspan – the years we are in good health – has stayed the same
  • The solution is to treat unhealthy ageing like any other illness, that is, as a technical problem that can be overcome

Elderly people exercise on outdoor fitness equipment at Qingtan new village in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Many countries are facing the challenge of how to cope with a rapidly ageing population. Photo: Getty Images
Elderly people exercise on outdoor fitness equipment at Qingtan new village in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Many countries are facing the challenge of how to cope with a rapidly ageing population. Photo: Getty Images
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