Whether in your 20s or well into your 70s, prevention is the key to sustaining health and vitality. Follow this simple guide to maintain good health and peace of mind from youth well into your golden years.
In your 20s
Early detection is vital in preventing, diagnosing and surviving many cancers and other serious diseases. Start regular checkups and several important tests in your 20s to catch danger signals early.
In your 30s
Both men and women are at greater risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes after age 30. One in 10 cancers is diagnosed in people ages 25-40.
In your 40s
In your 40s, the effects of physical aging become more pronounced, and both men and women are at an increased risk for many forms of cancer.
In your 50s
After age 50, risks for heart disease, many cancers, stroke and Type 2 diabetes increase exponentially.
In your 60s
The risk of Type 2 diabetes decreases for both men and women after 60, while the risks for heart disease and many cancers increase sharply.
In your 70s
Although life expectancy is far greater now than it was 20 years ago, today's population faces higher risks for coronary disease, stroke, and diabetes-elated organ failure, due in large part to extra weight and obesity. People in their 70s need to be continually vigilant about diet, exercise, and preventative exams.