A Chance with Life Longevity

Living life in today's world is challenging; from illnesses, disparities to despair and premature deaths.

Our lives are determined by chance, when a chance is good we call it luck and when it's bad we call it bad luck.
A flower
Like a flower, life blooms and withers away.
Living longer is a matter of luck and manipulating chances to probabilities between life and death.
Life expectancy is a measure of premature death and it shows large differences in health across the world.
However, today many people in the world can expect to live as long as those in the richest countries in the 1950s.
The United Nations estimate global average life longevity of 72.6 years by 2030.
Death is an unpredictable force of nature. Life and death are naturally governed by chance. The older we get higher the chance of dying. The longer we live, the longer we can expect to live.
Life expectancy may be affected by the type of Job, Gender, Age, Lifestyle, Gene, Environment well Health care, and also Insurance.

1. The kind of job or work a person performs determine the level of risk a person has to undergo, and that may affect health negatively or positively.

2. Gender and genetic factors also contribute to life longevity, it's believed that women live longer than men due to a difference in body fats and stress control.

Women are said to have better stress control than men and hence, this gives them a higher chance of handling depression, post trauma disorders, and so on due to differences in hormones when compared to men.

3. Age.
Greater the age higher the chance of living longer.

4. Healthy lifestyle
Exercise may add time to live. Healthful behavior can increase life span. A study show that elderly people can live longer now because of being careful with lifestyles.

5. Health care and Life Insurance.
Having reliable Health services, health and life insurance determine a person's longevity. Also, personal medical conditions and family medical history may contribute to longevity.

Risk behaviors such as drug abuse, alcoholism, promiscuity, smoking are the most harmful behaviors that claim the lives of the youth generation at a huge rate.

We wish to live longer, but we find living shorter life and unfulfilled dreams and plans.

Major causes of premature deaths for the 21st century.

Infectious diseases such as respiratory diseases like flu, tuberculosis, etc. And also diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, Malaria in developing and developed countries in the 21st century are the second major leading causes of premature deaths.

Also Chronic diseases such as peptic ulcers, hepatitis B and C as well as non Infectious diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and cancers.

Major reasons for life longevity in the 21st century may reduce and manipulate the chances of premature deaths.

A report shows that increased awareness on leading killer diseases largely contributed to commitment in addressing and manipulating chances of severe impacts on the lives of millions of people globally.

1. Advancement in medicine that reduces the long-term burden from Infectious diseases like vaccines and improved diseases detection methods, knowledge, and facilities.

2. Reducing maternal mortality and child mortality rate.

3. Prevention of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, etc by leading the path to a healthy lifestyle; like exercise, proper diet, stress control, and so on.

4. Economic growth and Improved living conditions, reduce the rate of infectious diseases in both developed countries and developing countries.

5. Traditional Health Culture Aspect encourage Healthy lifestyles and social structure that help people to make networks that bring them together against stressful situations, low self-esteem, and irresponsible behaviors such as drug abuse, laziness as well as preventing suicidal thoughts.

Generally, understanding risk behaviors that may affect our lives and longevity as well as acting to minimize the probability of short-lived life is a secret to manipulating chance in a favour of good luck. 


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  1. Very good post. Nicely written. Keep up the good work.

  2. Wow, I need to start taking better care of myself!

  3. Always a good reminder to take care of ourselves!

  4. Thanks for sharing this with us! Take care of you!

  5. Fabulous @lisa Raj

  6. I never thought about life and death that deeply, im surprised that someone was able to elaborate on it with such elegance and refinery.

    Keep up the good work, im a daily reader now

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