Living well

Simple secrets for healthy ageing

Women outlive men by two to eight years on average. They should take steps to age well

It has been said that only the lucky grow old and many of us are going to be lucky in Singapore.

In 2016, Singapore was ranked third in the world for the longest average life expectancy and second for the longest average healthy life expectancy. There are more than 1,300 centenarians (people over 100 years old) in Singapore and still counting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Simple secrets for healthy ageing'. Print Edition | Subscribe