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Tech Tool Aims to Manage Your Health

Tech Tool Aims to Manage Your Health

Aging 2.0 may not sound like the hippest start-up in San Francisco, but it’s part of an industry worth $2 billion and growing fast — technology to help older adults. Katy Fike, 35, is the company’s co-founder. She’s devoted to making sure that older adults who are supposed to use the products are involved in […]

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Older people are working more, voting more and drinking and smoking less than they used to. That’s the good news. But nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and impaired mobility. This snapshot of […]

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Eating a bowl of cereal in the morning seems like such a simple thing, but it’s close to impossible for some of the 1 million Americans who struggle with the tremors of Parkinson’s disease. There are also as many as 10 million Americans who have a disorder called essential tremor — sometimes mistaken for Parkinson’s […]

The ‘Joy Of Movement’ To People With Parkinson’s

The ‘Joy Of Movement’ To People With Parkinson’s

If you pictured a dancer, you probably wouldn’t imagine someone with Parkinson’s disease. Worldwide, there are 10 million people with the progressive movement disorder, and they struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years or so, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a program […]

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Are You Letting Age Hold You Back?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a private practicing psychologist for over twenty years, and has recently shared some of her experience with aging patients. In her her recent article, she’s delves into what she believes to be the most important part of growing old: focusing on the things you can control in every stage of life.  […]

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

The Not-So-Distant Future of Longevity

Scientific breakthroughs are changing the possibilities of healthy living for us all. While many of these studies are in their infancy, mainly focused on animal subjects such as mice and worms, the results have been remarkable nonetheless. Take a look at this article from USNews, discussing all the recent and current studies endeavoring to find […]

Practical Tips to Fight Mental Aging

  We all want to remain sharp as we age, but is there anything we can do about it? One neuroscientist thinks so, and has opened the public’s eyes to the possibilities of brain sustenance. Until the 1990s, scientists didn’t even know that adults could perform neurogenesis – the process of creating new nerve cells. […]

Swim Your Way to A Longer, Healthy Life

Swim Your Way to A Longer, Healthy Life

  Researchers have recently concluded one exercise may be best for seniors: swimming. However, the most common form of exercise among older adults is walking. Take a look at the evidence, and you may just ditch the walk for the water. The most recent study found swimming and other water-based workouts to lower the risk […]

Two Deadly Hidden Causes of Chronic Disease

Two Deadly Hidden Causes of Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes have consumed western culture, but remain at bay in less-industrialized communities around the world. So how can we alter our lifestyles to glean the health benefits of these longevity-prone countries? Nick Delgado, PhD, has a few ideas. In general, the main factors in unhealthy western lifestyles […]

Exercise Routines for Healthy Living

Exercise Routines for Healthy Living

If you would like to optimize your health in every stage of your life, look no further than exercise. “Exercise is an antidote to aging,” says Barry A. Franklin, PhD, director of the cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help […]

Prevent Chronic Back Pain

Prevent Chronic Back Pain

Do you regularly suffer from back pain? So do about 80 percent of adults at some point in their lives. The causes may vary, but the methods for finding relief can be boiled down to the following list: Stop smoking – Smoking restricts the blood flow of healthy nutrients in the body, commonly resulting in […]

Winifred Pristell: The Powerlifting Grandmother

What limits are you setting for yourself in retirement? Well, a quick look at Winifred Pristell’s workout routine will break down those barriers. At the age of 70, she has broken the American records for bench press and dead lift, and has been all smiles in the process. Intimidated? You don’t have to be a […]

Get Matched With A Personal Trainer That Meet Your Needs

Get Matched With A Personal Trainer That Meet Your Needs

Exercise is crucial to healthy aging. It is a key force in combating age-related issues such as obesity, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. But how do you find a workout routine for your unique needs? “An exercise prescription for a 25-year-old would cover just about every 25-year-old living in the nation,” says Michael Rogers, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Exercise Science […]

Supercharge Your Diet, Empower Your Brain

Supercharge Your Diet, Empower Your Brain

What would you do to strengthen and protect your brain in old age? For most of us, cognitive health is our number one priority, so if there was ever an opportunity to bolster our mental abilities and protect against decline, it wouldn’t be a question of “Why do I need this?” but rather “How do I begin?” Everyone knows physical exercise and […]

Slow Brain Aging with Exercise

Slow Brain Aging with Exercise

Everyone knows exercise fights physical aging. But did you know it can provide longevity of mind as well? In a recent population-based observational study at the American Academy of Neurology, exercise proved to slow the rate of cognitive decline associated with aging by up to 10 years!  “The number of people over the age of 65 in the United States is […]

4 Habits to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

4 Habits to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Unfortunately, most of us know Alzheimer’s disease all too well. This progressive, degenerative disorder causes problems with memory, thinking, speaking skills, and even changes in behavior. But is there anything we can do to stop it? According to Alz.org, an estimated 5.2 million people are afflicted over the age of 65. But Alzheimer’s is not a pre-determined part of the aging process. […]

Living Longer with Good Health

Living Longer with Good Health

125 miles off the coast of Italy, on the island of Sardinia, a 102-year-old is chopping wood and riding his bike to work everyday. There are 20 times more centenarians here than in the United States. In Okinawa, Japan, citizens enjoy the longest disability free life expectancy in the world. Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and NYT best-selling author, has […]

How Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure

How Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure

Sound too good to be true? I thought so myself. That is, until my grandfather, who was struggling with high blood pressure for years, and frustrated with accumulating prescription medications, heard about an alternative. A friend of his, who had suffered a heart attack last year, caught wind of a new meditative practice that might benefit […]

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