Healthy Aging Articles

  • The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging

    Are you destined to age the same way your parent has? Caregivers have a heightened awareness of the physical and mental declines that accompany aging. How can you ensure successful aging?

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  • 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet After Age 50

    A registered dietitian explains what nutrients are most important for older adults and how you and your loved one can work on adopting healthier eating habits together.

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  • 10 Misconceptions about Aging

    Those who approach getting older with a positive outlook are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life. Dismiss common misconceptions and embrace aging with an optimistic mindset.

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  • Do People Need Less Sleep As They Age?

    Sleep needs change naturally throughout a person's lifetime, but which changes are normal and which ones indicate an underlying problem?

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  • As I Approach 70...

    If I ever needed a sense of humor and adventure, it is now! I am reinventing my life yet again, which is both exciting and perplexing at times. But, it is important to remember that it's never too late to shake things up and find happiness.

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  • Aging and Generational Competences

    Significant changes are happening to the demographics of the United States. Our population is growing in both number and diversity, and it is also aging. But what does this mean about how generations of people continue to interact with one another?

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  • A Wonderful Life Productions: Preserving Legacies with Film

    A company has set out to preserve seniors' legacies for future generations by using video interviews, family photos, old letters and other personal memorabilia to produce a unique theater-quality film.

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  • We Are What We Think We Are… or How to Avoid Aging

    Positive thinking and careful framing are powerful tools that can help individuals live the healthy and happy lives that they desire. Learn how to focus on the good and avoid getting caught in a negative rut that can affect your health and how you age.

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  • Aging Well: Margaret's Gifts

    I've begun an "aging well" series, and don't know many seniors who are doing just that any better than Margaret, profiled here. She's 97, lives in her own house with her cat, plays the piano and manages all her own affairs. Here's her inspiring story.

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  • Aging Well: Love and Zest for Life Trump Money

    I decided to profile people I know who seem to be aging well. First up: my dear friends Daniel and Marione Ingram. They don't boast a huge bank account, but they are rich in ways that most of us would envy.

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  • Your Chronological Age is Different from Your Biological Age

    A new study confirms that people age at different rates, which can greatly affect your health, physical and cognitive abilities, and appearance.

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  • Having a Purpose in Life Protects Your Brain

    Having a purpose in life can protect your brain and is associated with a number of positive physical and psychological benefits. Learn how to help your loved one (and yourself) regain a sense of purpose.

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  • How to Embrace Old Age

    More and more, I see really positive representations of aging. Here are several recent examples I liked.

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  • 5 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Healthy While Caregiving

    Two brain experts offer important information and tips for keeping your brain healthy while caregiving.

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  • 65-Year-Olds Cover Hip-Hop Song, the Video Will Blow Your Mind

    Check out this video of adults aged 65 to 92 covering a popular hip-hop song. Just keep in mind, they have 1,200 grandchildren between them, and they still did their own stunts.

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  • Yoga: The New ‘Old’ Medicine

    Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but its health benefits are timeless. People of any age and any ability level can begin a practice to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

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  • 15 Healthy Habits to Adopt

    A new year is a great time to reaffirm your commitment to your health and well-being, especially if you have an aging loved one relying on you for care. Try to adopt a few of these healthy habits this year.

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  • A Little Aging Knowledge Can Be Your Greatest Asset

    Most people expect to look and feel different as they age, but few know the details behind why their body changes with age, or how a little knowledge can be their greatest asset.

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  • 8 Tips from a Healthy Aging Expert

    Healthy aging expert, Dr. Bruce Daggy shares his thoughts on using diet and exercise to delay the negative effects of aging.

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  • The Good (and Bad) News about Living Longer

    American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But is this really a cause for celebration?

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