Global life expectancy increases, elderly staying more active

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The global average life expectancy has doubled to around 70 years since 1900. Many people are remaining active much later in life with no intentions of slowing down.

CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports on this trend from the U.S. state of Colorado.

Global life expectancy increases, elderly staying more active

Global life expectancy increases, elderly staying more active

It's a fact of life nowadays: people all over the world are living longer. The global average life expectancy has doubled to around 70 years since 1900. At the same time, many are remaining active much later in life with no intentions of slowing down. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy reports on this trend from the U.S. state of Colorado.


Ronald Lee on an aging population

To some extent, every country has to deal with an elderly population. There are differences, though, in how to approach it. CCTV spoke to Ronald Lee, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Ronald Lee on an aging population

Ronald Lee on an aging population

To some extent, every country has to deal with an elderly population. There are differences, though, in how to approach it.For more on this topic, CCTV talked about different approaches with Ronald Lee, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.