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BY: Abigail Perez

How To Increase Our Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is the method we use to measure the estimated span of the life of a human being from birth to death.

What is life expectancy ?

Yearly checkups
Taking care of ourmental health

We can increase life expectancy by...

Avoiding consumption of drugs

Daily to Moderate Exercise/ Good sleep

Healthy Eating

-The current life expectancy for the U.S. in 2023 is 79.11 years a 0.08% increase from 2022.- The life expectancy in the U.S in 2022 was 79.05 years
-water: water improves your brain function and mood. it also helps flush out toxins, carry nutrients to cells, hydrate your body, and prevent constipation.
-Vitamins: Metabolic Function
- Proteins: Provides the building blocks of the body and not just for muscle. Every cell from bone to skin to hair contains protein
- Minerals: Bones, teeth, regulating your metabolism and staying properly hydrated.
- Fats: Support many of your body's functions such as vitamin and mineral absorption, building cells, and muscle movement.
- Carbohydrates: Central nervous system, brain and protect against disease
Impact of Food Consumption on Health
-Obesity -Heart disease -Strokes-Diabetes-Some forms of cancers
Health Complications
A study from PLOS medicine found that a sustained dietary change may give substantial health gains for people of all ages. Gains are predicted to be larger the earlier the dietary are initiated in life
- Exercise can make you happier -Help with weight management -Good for muscles and bones -Increase your energy levels- Reduce the risk of chronic diseases - Helps with skin health -Helps brain health and memory -Helps with relaxation and sleep quality
- By exercising we improve not only our physical health but also our mental Health


A study at Brigham Young University found that telomeres, the end cap on chromosomes that shorten with age were longer in people who were active compared to those who were sedentary and active older men and women had comparable heart and lung capacity and muscle strength of those who were 30 years younger.
Sleep is an essential biological process that is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. it is a time when the body rest, repair and rejuvenate, allowing various physiological systems to function properly.
Sleeping less than eight hours can increase your mortality rate, lead to health conditions, make you age faster, and suffer from stress and anxiety.

Sleep Quality

A study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine found that people with high blood pressure or diabetes who sleep less than six hours had an 83% greater risk of heart-related death than those who sleep six or more hours a night. Also, short sleep duration triples the risk of death from cancer in people with a history of heart disease or stroke.
-Between ages 15 and 64, drug use cost more than 140,000 American lives in 2016 (96,508 men and 43,187 women.) The percentage of all-cause deaths at ages 15-64 in 2016 that are estimated to be drug-associated is 22% for men and 16% for women.
-People who often use drugs have a higher risk of chronic diseases.

Avoiding The Use Of Drugs

According to the National Institute of Health, in 2016 almost 12 million people ages 16 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs, including marihuana. Studies have also shown the negative effects of marihuana on drivers, including an increase in lane weaving, poor reaction time, and altered attention to the road
- Affects our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.-It affects how we think, feel and act.- Helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.- it profoundly influences every aspect of our lives

Mental Health

According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The number of deaths by suicide increased by 2.6% from 2021 to 2022.
Doing yearly checkups helps increase our life expectancy. There are many things that can be happening to our health that we might not be aware of and might need professional help in order to detect them. Prevention is often called the best medicine.

Yearly Ckechups

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"There are many benefits of doing checkups in our lives, some of these benefits are finding potentially life-threatening health issues early before they cause a problem, early treatment of health conditions, which increases the odds of good outcomes, regular monitoring of existing health issues, which lower the risk of worsening symptoms or severe complications and learning new ways to live a healthy and longer life " Healthline.


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