"Health in the later years is an accumulated product of your life before," says geriatrician Dr Denise Eldemire Shearer. "Most of the illnesses in the later years are lifestyle-related and prevention is very important."
Concurrent with physical ageing - which all woman looked at last week - is biological ageing which, combined with the physical, our heredity and lifestyle habits, governs the functions of the body's organs and systems as we grow older. The biological changes of ageing, Dr Eldemire Shearer continues, include:
I would add that bronchodilatory effect of deep breathing diminishes with ageing. And cardiovascular autonomic responses are dependent on age. Actually there is one tool that evaluates some of the physical conditions like described above to calculate the biological age of the human. It's called
Biological Age Test