Go to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and download the Five Lives app.
Register in the app with your preferred name, email address and password.
Find a quiet and comfortable place to start your first assessment.
The assessment consists of 3 parts: About you, Your health and Your Lifestyle.
You have two weeks to complete the assessment. After submitting it, access your results directly in the app.
Generic Brain Health
Ageing is inevitable but our quality of life as we get older is something very much within our control. It’s only natural for our bodies to slow down in later years, but the good news is that there are several health and lifestyle factors we can all address to ensure that we’re still able to lead the life we want as we age.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined healthy ageing as “a process of maintaining functional ability to enable wellbeing in older age”¹. ‘Functional ability’ means being able to¹:
It’s an important checklist to remember. Addressing these physical, mental and environmental factors, along with the social effects of ageing will allow us to live the kind of life we want as we grow older.
Life has the potential to become even better as we age! Taking steps towards ageing well is all about being able to maintain independence, and remain fit and healthy enough to still be able to do the things we want to do. Whether it’s keeping up with the grandkids, leading an active social life, accomplishing a goal or learning a new skill, maintaining our wellbeing as we get older is crucial for ageing better. After all, age is nothing but a number, right?
Prioritise your physical and mental health. By doing so, you can maximise the likelihood that you’ll be mobile, fit and independent enough to lead the kind of life you want. Here are a few key ways you can do it²: