Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) has conducted research on the life expectancy. Results state, that every second girl born today will reach its 100th birthday and so will every third boy.
This means that the life expectancy of children born nowadays is 13 times higher than today. According to the prognoses, women will on average reach their 96th and men 92nd birthday.
This development is due to the continually improving care and life style of people. Their changes to survive a sickness is much higher than some decades ago. Despite an increasing number of overweight cases, the life expectancy numbers have been rising constantly.
“The fact that we get older however may not reflect in life quality”, is often mention by the elderly. Growing older in a healthy way is therefore becoming increasingly important to them and underlines the relevance of a healthy ageing focus for businesses and scientists.
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