From birth to twenty one is about eight thousand days. From twenty one to “midlife” is eight thousand days. From there to sixty five, (the average life expectancy 50 years ago), —eight thousand days. However, today if we make it to sixty five we have a 50% chance that we’ll make it to eighty five, getting an extra eight thousand days or third of our life! But can we enjoy this substantial new chapter of life if we’re slowly being shackled by the bonds of aging? This article by the New Yorker discusses this intriguing topic!