August 19, 2022 4 min read

Fact: Six in 10 adults of all ages have at least one chronic health condition. 

We’re talking about things like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer’s, and liver and kidney disease. It’s no secret Amercians are on the “dying sick” track right now. 

And here’s the thing that keeps us up at night…

First responders are just as likely to die from preventable causes as any other group in America. 

What’s worse is that these diseases are being diagnosed at an earlier and earlier age. And that’s creating a strange 13-year gap as our population ages. 

What is the 13-year gap? 

The gap is the difference between our lifespan and our healthspan. 

You see, the average life expectancy of an American is now up to 79 years old. That’s our “lifespan”. However, the average number of healthy years is only 66. That’s what many are now calling our healthspan. The difference is the 13-year gap.

The trick is to get your healthspan the same as your lifespan. 

Healthspan is the number of years you are not just alive, but also healthy and well, free from chronic disease and the disabilities of aging. 

Abraham Lincoln may have said it best when he said:

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Healthspan is what we’re after. Afterall, who wants to live longer if the last 13 years are full of nothing but doctor’s visits, medications, and surgeries? 

Not us! And that’s not what we want for you either. 

This 13-year gap is one of the reasons we started Thinline Anthem. 

We know that with just a little prevention and extra care, you can  live longer and healthier

The fact is, you don’t have to get sick and then die. You really can live healthy right up to your last breath. We know that sounds crazy in a world that sees huge profits from illness. 

For instance, did you know that all the cancer drugs and treatment centers only add about 2.1 months to our average lifespan? 

Crazy, right!? “So”, you might be wondering: 

“How do I increase my healthspan?” 

According to the latest research, there are 3 proven and reliable ways to close the 13-year gap. 

ONE - Eat Less Often.You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting by now. And for good reason, it works to improve your health in just as many ways as consistent exercise. Dr. David Sinclair wrote in his bookWhy We Age--And Why We Don’t Have To that…

 “After 25 years of researching aging and having read thousands of scientific papers, if there is one piece of advice I can offer, one surefire way to stay healthy longer, one thing you can do to maximize your lifespan right now, it’s this: eat less often.” 

Literally how much you eat is less important than how often. Ideally you only want to eat within an 8 hour, or less, window. Most people who stick with intermittent fasting find noon to 8 pm is the easiest window to maintain. 

For more information on fasting, check out  Dr Jason Fung

TWO - Exercise. We’re not the first to say it and we won’t be the last. Consistent, moderate exercise trains our bodies to be more resilient. And strength training is better than cardio for overall health.

There is, however, one caveat. Working out too hard for too long increases stress on the body and does more damage than good. Keep your workouts to under an hour and give yourself at least 2 days to recover from whatever muscle group you just worked. 

THREE - Proper nutrition and supplementation. The fact is, we run on food like a car runs on gas. And the quality of our fuel does matter. Nothing new here. With that said, there are waaay too many conflicting opinions on which foods are best for long term health. 

Some say vegan is best. Others swear by the carnivore diet. Others claim just fruit is the way to go. Still others will say it’s all about eating Keto. Well, here’s where we’ve landed on the subject… 

The only commonality among the most popular and effective diets over the last 50 years is this:  They all cut out processed foods (especially simple carbs) and eat more natural, whole foods. 

Finally, if you can’t always eat as well as you want, then supplementation is critical. Many nutrients we need for optimal performance just aren’t going to make their way into our diet consistently.

And if we could only recommend two supplements it would be these:

Reload - This is our 6-in-1 performance pack. It hits all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients you might be missing in your daily foods. 

Night Shift - The most important part of exercise is actually recovery. And recovery happens best when you’re sleeping well. Night shift helps you sleep better and longer. 


You don’t have to spend the rest of your life getting sicker and sicker. You can maintain and even improve your health by taking intentional steps to eat less often, exercise consistently, and fuel your body well.

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