healthy lifeMany people tend to think of advances in medicine as high-tech and expensive, such as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure. An increase in healthy life years is one of the main goals for EU health policy, given that this would not only improve the situation of individuals (as good health and a long life are fundamental objectives of human activity) but would also lead to lower public healthcare expenditure and would likely increase the possibility that people continue to work later into life.

She said that she discovered the power of tracking macronutrients instead of just counting calories, and that this had a major impact on her losing weight without having to starve herself, in fact, she said she probably eats more now than she did in the past, but she eats healthy food now and she is more aware of her macros on a daily basis which allows her to have the odd cheat meal or treat with her family.

And i know i sound like an ‘attention seeker’ or whatever, but i don’t care, when i overthink things (like the things i mentioned above) it makes me very very low and ive been self harming on-and-off since i was 13, i am now 20, and because i get so worked up over certain things and imagine/act out how different my life could be in my head i start becoming more and more upset with smaller things which makes me ‘daydream’ more.

I suffered a toxic mega colon aged 7 and survived, barely, but its 21 years on and the problems keep coming, i’m about to have the 5th major surgery of my life and there is only so much of my small intestine i can live without, i’m finding it increasing difficult to maintain weight, of course my life expectancy is reduced by this, there is added pressure on my heart.

Indeed, life expectancy at birth remains one of the most frequently quoted indicators of health status and economic development and it has risen rapidly in the last century due to a range of factors, including: reductions in infant mortality, rising living standards, improved lifestyles, better education, as well as advances in healthcare and medicine.