{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Hillier___Barrow_Chapter_7 - Hillier Barrow Chapter 7...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Hillier & Barrow Chapter 7 Physical Health and Well-Being
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Physical Aging Absolute Life Span: maximum number of years an individual can live (around 120) Life Expectancy: average number of years someone is expected to live based on year of birth (currently 76, with women at 81, and men at 75) Sometimes physical declines can be due to: disease, poor diet and exercise habits, smoking, stress, etc. Mortality differences are evident by ethnic origin
Image of page 2
The Aging Body Some changes are observable, like wrinkles, graying hair, stooped posture, hearing and vision declines, etc. Others are more subtle, such as declines in homeostasis, organ reserves, immune response, neural speed Chronic vs. Acute Conditions Health status has improved greatly over the past 50 years, with gradual declines over age 75 95% of elders live successfully in the community
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Heart Disease Atherosclerosis: fat and cholesterol line the walls of arteries, leading to poor circulation Hypertension: high blood pressure Thrombosis: blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks and strokes Genetic predisposition, obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, Type A personality and excessive alcohol consumption are all linked to coronary disease
Image of page 4
Cancer
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern