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Health Behaviors of Centenarians are Worth Attention

Xianglong Xu*

School of Public Health and Management, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China
Research Center for Medicine and Social Development, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China
The Innovation Center for Social Risk Governance in Health, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China

*Corresponding author: Xianglong Xu, School of Public Health and Management, Chongqing Medical University. No, 1 Yixueyuan Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400016, China, Tel: +86 13594636537; E-mail: xianglong1989@126.com

Received: 03 August, 2015 | Accepted: 04 August, 2015 | Published: 05 August, 2015

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Xu X (2015) Health Behaviors of Centenarians are Worth Attention. Arch Nurs Pract Care 1(1): 015-015. DOI: 10.17352/2581-4265.000004

Editorial

In contemporary society, it’s important to prevent and minimize the impact of non-communicable disease [1]. Health behaviors, such as physical inactivity, smoking, obesity, poor diets, and alcohol misuse are among the most common causes of disease and premature deaths in the world [2,3]. With the development of the economy and the level of medical and health care, the proportion of the elderly population is becoming big, and the number of centenarians is increasing both in China and many other developing countries.

The elderly people are facing a lot of health problems. The increase in the incidence of disease and disability, the reduced quality of life and increased mortality, and many health related issues. The health status of centenarians is not an extension and development of the young old. Centenarians’ physical and mental quality is different from the younger elderly people. Most centenarians study aimed to clarify the cause of longevity. Revealing longevity mechanism helps to improve the level of medical care and provide academic guidance for the elderly health and longevity.

Study the health behaviors of centenarians contribute to solve a variety of health problems, and can provide valuable information for health promotion and health education. In my opinion, it’s important to summarize the experiences of centenarians’ health and longevity, propagandize and popularize good health behavior (such as centenarians’ exercise, diet, sleep and other lifestyle of centenarians. These experiences help to the prevention of chronic diseases.

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