100 Years of Optimal Health for All Humans Worldwide
Everyone should be able to enjoy 100 healthy life years within this century. Our aim is to get closer to a healthy age of 100 for humans worldwide.
People who are healthier might also live longer. However, living longer should mean living longer healthy, not being longer ill. The idea is not to live forever, but to match health span more closely with life span to improve the quality of the life lived.
- Life span, the maximum number of life years lived in either good or bad health (current record: 123 years).
- Life expectancy, the average number of life years somebody can expect to live.
- Health span, the average number of life years live in good health, not illness.
Aging is often considered a universal natural phenomenon while diseases such as heart disease are thought of as separate phenomena. However, aging and poor health are intrinsically related, and the older one grows, the higher the probability of an illness. In fact, aging is a risk factor for several of the world’s most prevalent diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease.
To reach a healthy age of 100, we need to know what marks health in people and how healthy they are compared to health standards, their peers or their younger selves throughout all their life stages.
Our initiative Healthquotient could be used to show how good (or poor) one’s health is compared to an agreed standard, to others in the same age group, or to one’s younger self. The sum of all absolute or relative health related markers, called Healthmarkers, could be used to calculate a person’s health quotient overall or in specific areas (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, etc.).
Leveraging the tools humans worldwide use daily to prevent diseases, the citizen science project Saving Lives with Selfies aims to reduce the number of lives and health quality lost. Giving Mobility to those who lost the ability to move due to aging is part of returning dignity and independence to the elderly. The IMPACTads initiative aims to reduce harm caused by health products not based on scientific evidence and to divert the money spent by consumers to efficient health prevention.