We are living longer, the average lifespan of Americans born now is 78. Is this a good thing?
Americans do not have the longest average lifespan...Japan and Singapore are the leaders at 82.
Close behind Japan is France, Sweden, Italy, Australia and Canada all of these countries have expected lifespans over 80.
The other side of the coin, due to the Aids epidemic, a baby born in Zimbabwe can expect to live just shy of 40.
According to Pulitzer Prize winning author, Dr. Robert Butler, there are 8 keys to aging successfully.
He has a best selling book that tells you how
I don't think you'll be shocked at any of his premises, they are mostly common sense... But it's always good to review the basics.
To paraphrase what the good doctor says they are:
To boil it down even further Dr Butler stresses the need for a sense of purpose..some thing to make you look forward to the sunrise.
Dr Butler's book is a good read and reccomended. It is mostly common sense and stresses that today's retirement is so much different from our parents retirement.