As we age, it’s natural to think about how we can stay healthy and active for as long as possible. At Turnpaugh Health, we believe that everyone can age with health and vitality, and it’s never too late to start. In this article, we’ll explore the pillars of healthy aging and tangible takeaways for a long and healthy life.
Ask yourself one question. How do you see yourself in 20, 30, 40 years? What does your physical, emotional, and brain health look like? Let’s work backwards.
The Four Major Age-Related Diseases
First, let’s talk about the four major age-related diseases: heart disease/atherosclerosis, metabolic disease (Diabetes), dementia related diseases, and cancer. These four diseases are responsible for the majority of age-related illnesses and deaths. The good news is that many of these diseases are preventable through lifestyle changes.
The Pillars of Healthy Aging
At Turnpaugh Health, we believe that healthy aging is about more than just adding years to your life. It’s about increasing your health span, or the number of healthy and active years you have. We want you to be able to be active for as long as you possibly can. That is healthspan, not just lifespan.
The following are the pillars of healthy aging:
Tangible Takeaways for Healthy Aging
Incorporating the pillars of healthy aging into your life can seem overwhelming at first, but remember, it’s one day or day one, and the choice is yours. Here are some tangible takeaways for healthy aging:
Dr. West is a pioneering figure in the field of lifestyle medicine, having joined the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine since its inception. As a lead Nephrologist, she witnessed the detrimental effects of poor lifestyle habits on a daily basis. Upon joining THWC in 2015, Dr. West and Dr. Chris Turnpaugh set out to expand and elevate their cutting-edge Livegevity program, which represents the pinnacle of anti-aging medicine.
This program is a testament to Dr. West’s medical expertise and Dr. Turnpaugh’s extensive experience in functional medicine, and it goes far beyond conventional treatment modalities. The Livegevity program is an intensive coaching program designed to increase healthspan, not just lifespan, and help patients age gracefully. It is built upon the pillars of healthy aging, which include exercise, sleep, nutrition, stress management, and lab testing and supplementation.
At Turnpaugh Health, we understand that healthy aging is more than just adding years to your life. It is about living your life to the fullest with vitality, energy, and resilience. Our approach combines cutting-edge medical expertise with personalized care to help patients achieve their health and wellness goals. By partnering with our team of healthy aging experts, you can be assured that you are taking proactive steps to optimize your health and well-being. Join us on the path to healthy aging and experience the benefits of the Livegevity program, or simply follow along on social media. Our mission has and continues to be education of our community and spreading the word about healthy living and healthyful aging.
Make today your day ONE!