Life expectancy has been a topic of great interest and debate since antiquity. It has become more relevant in current era. Human resource is vital to growth of any country, so health care professionals, scientists, industry partners & economists as well are pondering over the issue to enhance the healthy lifespan and increase productivity.
Ayurveda has provided an operational framework for assessment of Ayu-praman and enumerated Ayu janak & Ayu vighatakar factors which needs to be analyzed & to be adopted with a personalized approach. The current review is an attempt to view the life expectancy in modern biology perspective followed by the compressive approach of Ayurveda descriptions. Finally the factors effecting longevity and methods to achieve optimum healthy life span are discussed.
Key words; Ayu, Hita Ayu