n HR Future - Take this longevity test - wellness

Volume 2019 Number 8
  • ISSN : 1608-8506


The recent passing of two well-known South Africans, former rugby Springbok James Small and internationally recognised musician Johnny Clegg has prompted people to think about their own health. While none of us knows when our time on this earth will be up, it’s a good policy to try to do the necessary to ensure that you’re around for as long as possible to see your children and your grandchildren grow up. It’s also important to keep mobile and active for as long as possible so that you are not condemned to a living death. Contrary to what we may want to believe, noone gets out of life alive. The death rate is still averaging at 100 percent. But there are things you can do to get an idea of how you’re doing along the way. Try these few tests that doctors have recently developed that they claim give those over 50 a fairly reliable indicator of their longevity or lack thereof.

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