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5 Facts about Senior Health

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Worldwide there are currently 483 million seniors over 65 years of age and their numbers will reach 974 million by 2030. By 2025, roughly 18% of the world population will be comprised of seniors.

Every day the number of web surfers 50 years of age and over is growing. The estimate of web users over 50 years old is 19%. In the United States, this percentage maybe as high as 40%.

Bone loss and fractures are greatly reduced by regular exercise, which also increases muscle mass, strength and improves balance and coordination.

For ever 100 women in the age group of 65 years and above, there are 72 men. For every 100 women over 85 years of age, there are 45 men.

In 2010 there were an estimated 53,364 centenarians in the United States.

References

  1. World Health Network
  2. USA Today
  3. National Center for Health Statistics
  4. United States Census Bureau

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