As Annie Dillard said: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
When we make choices that contribute to holistic wellness, we have the potential to live longer and experience greater well-being and years of healthy life.
The current life expectancy in the US is about 78 years. (1) But, this number doesn’t tell the whole story.
While you may live well into your seventies, most people in the US only experience good health into their mid-60’s. (3) This leaves a decade-long gap where you may deal with increasing disease, illness, and disability.
Aging is a normal part of being human. However, no one wants to spend the waning years of their life unable to do the activities they love. Living life to its fullest right up until the very end is how most of us hope to go. That is why the lifelong impact of wellness is so significant.