Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

I ran about 20.5 miles over the weekend, mostly on country roads.

During a 12 mile stretch, I passed 1 nursing home and 2 assisted living facilities.

This just confirms what we already know. Namely, Americans are living longer than ever and their life expectancy is increasing every year.

People born in 2009 can expect to live 78.5 years. That’s an increase from just a year earlier — when life expectancy at birth was 78.1 years. Since these latest statistics were collected, life expectancy has increased even more, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and now stands at 78.7 years.

Much of the continued increase in life expectancy owes to better treatment of cardiovascular disease, a CDC researcher said.

Visit any Regency Nursing and Post-acute Rehab Facility and you’ll find plenty Regency Centenarians!

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