While life expectancy has increased over the years, the article explains that those increased living years are not necessarily healthy living years. The odds have increased over recent years that most people over 50 will incur a critical illness of some description that will affect the way they live out their remaining years. The author explains that the rise in the risk of death or critical illness as we get older has increased significantly. The upward trend in the risk seems to be related to healthstyle choices that are being made.
Making better health choices, eating properly, exercising, may help to increase your life expectancy and may help to increase the number of years you spend in a disability-free lifestyle after retirement.