Live Long, Die Short - Insights from Dr. Roger
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What Does It Mean to 'Die Short'? Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH talks about the title of his award-winning book, Live Long, Die Short.
By: Dr. Roger Landry
“Short” in this context has a meaning more like “quickly.” The public health term for this concept is compression of morbidity. So, let’s explain what that means.
Currently, in our country the usual lifespan is characterized by growth, maintenance of function, and then decline … or morbidity. This period of decline can be long, painful and expensive … but it doesn’t have to be!
The most current research tells us if we pay attention to our lifestyle and keep moving, learning, connecting to others and having meaning and purpose in our lives, we can limit the period of decline … we can compress our morbidity. The result of this would be to make the time we’re sick, impaired and dying … shorter.
So, come on everybody. Get out there and compress your morbidity! Let’s put the squeeze on sickness.
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