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Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on healthspan in MarketWatch

Oct 25
2017

Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on healthspan in MarketWatch View MoreBACK

On October 21, 2017, MarketWatch featured insights by AFAR Board member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD from a recent intensive of the National Press Foundation’s fellowship for reporting on retirement and aging in Washington DC.

Dr. Olshansky discussed on the relationship between life expectancy and social security benefits and emphasized the goal of extending years of health, as the article notes:

Humans will never live to 150 (our bodies are just not made to withstand that long), Olshansky said. Instead, the focus of life should be on prolonging health and wellness, for which activities like exercising three times a week for 45 minutes at a time, staying socially active and being positive are scientifically proven to help.

Read the full article here.


S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
 





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