Healthy Ageing: A Basic Concept

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ajps.v2i1.51096

Keywords:

Aging, healthy aging, preventing aging, active aging, Decade of healthy aging

Abstract

Rapid population aging is a characteristic of the 21st century, regardless of a nation’s level of development. An aging global population results in a burden in medical and social demographic problems worldwide. Addressing this problem is the highest priority for the care of the aging population worldwide. Healthy aging is an individual lived experience that is influenced by healthy behaviours over the course of a lifetime. This includes a person’s ability to: meet their basic needs; learn, grow and make decisions; be mobile; build and maintain relationships, and contribute to society. For the promotion of healthy aging, a healthy lifestyle is important. A healthy lifestyle for older adults includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, staying at a healthy weight, improving mental health, social participation, regular health check-ups and health screening, no smoking, and taking steps to prevent falls.

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Author Biography

Hom Nath Chalise, Central Department of Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Expert Member, WHO (TAG) Advisory Group for Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Published

2023-01-10

How to Cite

Chalise, H. N. (2023). Healthy Ageing: A Basic Concept. Asian Journal of Population Sciences, 2(1), 124–128. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajps.v2i1.51096

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Opinion/Short Communication