More Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a recent study published by the CDC. It showed that the number of people living beyond 100 years has increased by 43 percent since 2000, and these numbers are likely to go up in the future.
The three big reasons for this increased lifespan, according to researchers, are:
All these three aspects have seen a big leap since the 19th century. Food, for example, is available in plenty on American grocery stores. All of it comes with nutrition labels as well, and this makes it easier for Americans to pick the healthy foods that will improve their health. Besides, government websites provide ample information on what constitutes a balanced diet, so that people can make the right food choices.
Secondly, hygiene has come a long way over the last few decades too. Gone are the days when people died due to poor sanitation. Washing one’s hands before cooking and eating has become a way of life and this has helped to reduce infections and the spread of contagious diseases. More importantly, there is much awareness among Americans on the need to be clean and hygienic.
Lastly, modern medicine has seen tremendous improvements, and there is a cure for almost every known disease. Technological advancements coupled with advanced research increase the capability to find cure as new diseases come up in the future.
Due to all these reasons, Americans live longer, especially when they make the right lifestyle choices.
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