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Experts Calm Fears Of Getting Old

A recent survey finds that 87-percent of Americans have at least one fear when they think about getting old. Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall says most of us can relate to these fears.

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Dr. Lewis-Hall says young people can start right now in their effort to be healthy later.

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Daniel Perry the founder of the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research says that aging baby-boomers are redefining what it means to be an older person in the so-called retirement years.

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Perry adds because of medical advances life expectancy has dramatically changed.

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Baby boomers are turning 65 at the rate of ten-thousand a day and that's going to continue for the next 15-years. Lewis-Hall says these numbers just highlight the importance of making sure people know the best ways to age in healthy and happy fashion. Those include, she says eating right, getting regular checkups and maintaining an active social life.

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