Healthy Aging

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Why You Should Never Stop Setting New Health Goals

    The 2014 United States of Aging Survey reveals how older Americans’ attitudes benefit from setting goals and being proactive about their health.

  • Why We Need to Sit Less and Move More

    I sit way too much, especially in my home office looking at the computer screen. A new study shows it's not just enough to get exercise to maintain good health. We need to SIT LESS!

  • You Can Change Your Brain’s Destiny Today

    Alzheimer's affects some 5.4 million Americans; and it is a disease for which there is not only no cure, but no meaningful treatment. Still, it's fundamentally important to embrace the notion that Alzheimer's is a preventable disease.

  • Why Meditation is Now a Treasured Part of My Daily Routine

    I meditate at least twice every day. Once -- and by far the most helpful -- in my own strange, wacky way; another by following specific instructions. Both help me.

  • Real Relationships: So Good for Our Health

    I've been reviewing all the elements that have contributed to my (relatively) good health for somebody my age (84). WAY UP there on that list, I'd put my relationships. I bet you feel the same way.

  • Judi Dench Takes Memory Supplements—Should You?

    Judi Dench, legendary actress, recently admitted taking memory supplements to help remember her lines. What's in these pills? Are they safe?

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  • Preventive Screening for Seniors: Is That Test Really Necessary?

    Recommendations for health screening tests like colonoscopies and mammograms are based on patients’ ages, but there are more important factors that must be taken into consideration when making preventive health care decisions for seniors.

  • Baby Boomers Blaze New Trail as ‘Unhealthiest Generation’

    Baby boomers are used to blazing new trails, but bad health habits may be earning them a place in history as one of the unhealthiest generations.

  • How the World’s Oldest Person Spent Her Last Day

    From silent films to Blu-Ray players, Kitty Hawk to the Mars Rover missions, two World Wars and the literal invention of sliced bread—Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, was alive for them all.

  • Prevent Memory Loss: Exercise Your Brain to Keep Your Mind Active

    Preventing memory loss is important at any age. To prevent memory loss and keep the mind working properly, you must stretch your brain beyond the 10 percent experts say we use.

  • Study Identifies and Examines Elements of Senior Well-Being

    A federal report investigates dozens of factors that impact the health and overall well-being of today's seniors. These factors include things like: life expectancy, housing problems, chronic health conditions, and level of physical activity.

  • Best Cities for Seniors: Not Where You Think

    A new report on the best cities for "successful aging" turns the idea of the ideal senior living envirnoment upside down. The number one city for seniors aged 65 and older was Provo, Utah.

  • Are You Healthier Than a 100-Year-Old?

    In an effort to figure out what separates those who age well from those who don't, we reviewed a study comparing the health and lifestyle habits of baby boomers and centenarians. The results may surprise you.

  • More People Living to 90 and Beyond: How do we care for them all?

    The number of Americans that are living in their nineties is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades. Some experts suggest changing the definition of "oldest old" age from 85 to 90 years old.

  • Removing Dormant Cells May Slow Aging Process, Delay Disease

    Removing cells may slow the aging process and delay diseases in the elderly. Removing these cells may help the elimination of age-related diseases like arthritis and cataracts.

  • Laughter and Chocolate Make for a Healthy Heart

    Maintaining a healthy heart may be more enjoyable than you think. Laughter and chocolate are shown to be heart healthy due to their effect on blood vessels.

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