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Maintain Your Muscle
Maintain Your Muscle
You’ve likely heard that exercise can help you live a longer, healthier life. When you hear the word ‘exercise,’ you might think of going for a run or ...
08-19-2022
Dr. Roger Fielding on Strength Training for Older Adults
Dr. Roger Fielding on Strength Training for Older Adults
Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Roger Fielding, an NIH-funded exercise and aging specialist at Tufts University. NIHNiH: Are the benefits of strength training different for different age groups? ...
08-19-2022
Is It Parkinson’s? These 10 Signs Could Tell
Is It Parkinson’s? These 10 Signs Could Tell
Parkinson’s disease can be hard for the average person to identify, but 10 warning signs may offer an early clue that you or a loved one may be ...
08-19-2022
Protein May Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss
Protein May Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss
Exercise is important for your body and your brain at any age. A new study reveals how physical activity may slow the decline in learning and memory as ...
08-18-2022
Taking the Pedal Off the Metal
Taking the Pedal Off the Metal
You may have gotten your driver’s license the day you turned 16. By the time you retire, you could have driven daily for more than half a century. ...
08-12-2022
Researchers Find Genetic Patterns of Longevity
Researchers Find Genetic Patterns of Longevity
The benefits of a good night’s sleep can't be overstated. New perspectives, improved moods, and a slew of health benefits have all been linked to sleep hygiene. Now ...
08-11-2022
Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability
Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability
Learn about the four types of exercises and how they can benefit you. For workout videos and examples of how to do some of the exercises listed below, ...
08-10-2022
Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk
Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk
Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows. The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body ...
08-10-2022
Staying Motivated to Exercise: Tips for Older Adults
Staying Motivated to Exercise: Tips for Older Adults
Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence. Try to make exercise a priority. Remember that being active is one ...
08-9-2022
Stress Ages the Immune System: Study
Stress Ages the Immune System: Study
We’ve all heard that too much stress can hurt our health. Stress contributes to ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Now, a study published on ...
08-7-2022
Certain Antioxidants May Lower Dementia Risk
Certain Antioxidants May Lower Dementia Risk
Antioxidants are a type of compound found in vegetables and fruits. They help protect your cells from a certain type of damage. Eating lots of produce can help ...
08-3-2022
Bulging Veins: What to Do About Varicose Veins
Bulging Veins: What to Do About Varicose Veins
Are there bluish-purple or red lines popping out on your legs? Those could be varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just underneath the skin’s ...
08-3-2022
Coping with Caregiving: Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
Coping with Caregiving: Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
It can be a labor of love, and sometimes a job of necessity. Millions of Americans provide unpaid care for someone with a serious health condition each year. ...
08-2-2022
Blood Proteins Change Across the Lifespan
Blood Proteins Change Across the Lifespan
Proteins are one of the main building blocks of the body. They hold skin, muscles, and bone together. They also perform many functions in cells. And when released ...
08-1-2022
Exercise to Reduce Muscle Loss and Inflammation
Exercise to Reduce Muscle Loss and Inflammation
Women and men who exercise regularly have larger and stronger hearts, and greater endurance and strength, than those who do not exercise regularly [1]. Their muscles are stronger ...
07-31-2022
Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Early Warning for Dementia?
Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Early Warning for Dementia?
Somewhere between misplacing your keys, missing an important appointment, or forgetting an acquaintance’s name and developing a full-blown case of dementia is a condition researchers call mild cognitive ...
07-30-2022
Amount of Gray Hair Linked to Heart Disease: Study
Amount of Gray Hair Linked to Heart Disease: Study
Graying hair is typically considered a sign of old age, and with old age comes an increased likelihood of health-related issues. While some may consider gray hair a ...
07-29-2022
4 Ways For Fathers to Cope With Aging
4 Ways For Fathers to Cope With Aging
Getting older is going to come with many unwelcome surprises. New aches and pains in places you never knew were possible, a sudden appreciation for 5:00 a.m., and ...
07-29-2022
Low Muscle Mass Linked to Cognitive Decline
Low Muscle Mass Linked to Cognitive Decline
A new study finds an association between low muscle mass and cognitive decline in older adults. Increasingly prevalent worldwide, dementia negatively affects the lives of millions of people ...
07-21-2022
Socializing Gives Older Adults a Healthier Sense of Purpose
Socializing Gives Older Adults a Healthier Sense of Purpose
Having positive social interactions is associated with a sense of purpose for older adults, which can fluctuate from day to day, according to new research. And although these ...
07-17-2022
People With Underactive Thyroid May Face Higher Dementia Risk
People With Underactive Thyroid May Face Higher Dementia Risk
Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The risk of developing dementia is even ...
07-16-2022
5 Ways to Prevent and Reverse Sarcopenia
5 Ways to Prevent and Reverse Sarcopenia
Omega-3 fats, whey, and exercise are just three of the effective ways to fight sarcopenia off before it strikes. A form of muscle loss, sarcopenia is a common condition affecting ...
07-16-2022
The Health and Healing Powers of Community
The Health and Healing Powers of Community
There are unexpected "nutrients" in life—certain experiences and habits that give the mind and body essential support and make a marked improvement in how well we think, feel, ...
07-14-2022
20 Minutes of Moderate Exercise in Old Age (70-75) May Best Stave Off Major Heart Disease
20 Minutes of Moderate Exercise in Old Age (70-75) May Best Stave Off Major Heart Disease
Research published in the online journal Heart recommends 20 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous exercise in early old age to help reduce the chances of heart disease. This research ...
07-13-2022
Latin Dancing May Boost Brain Health, Study Finds
Latin Dancing May Boost Brain Health, Study Finds
If you like to dance, here's some great news: It may help your brain. A new study suggests that Latin dance classes may be more than a great ...
07-6-2022
Age Magnificently With the Help of a Geriatric Care Manager
Age Magnificently With the Help of a Geriatric Care Manager
It can happen in an instant. One day your dad is living on his own, independent and mostly healthy despite advancing age. The next he's in bed with ...
07-5-2022