Anti-Aging Superfoods

Research shows that certain foods can dramatically help to reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life.  These “superfoods” pack a powerful nutritional punch and are rich in antioxidants known to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. … Read more »

Omega 3s Benefit Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fish oil is the most commonly used… Read more »

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. One recent study found that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people feel better as they age, not worse. As part of the UCSD and Stanford University Successful Aging Evaluation Study (SAGE), researchers asked more than… Read more »

Exercise for the Aging

Staying active as you get older doesn’t need to be complicated.  But it is important to incorporate various types of exercise into your daily routine.  This will help reduce monotony thereby increasing your chances of sticking with it.  By changing things up, you will also increase the overall health benefits of the exercise.  There are… Read more »

Four Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, and only roughly one in four people with the disease get diagnosed.  According to the National Institute on Aging the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after the age of 65. As the population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of people. Currently,… Read more »

Elderly Depression and Accelerated Aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life.  Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »

The Benefits of a High-Fiber Breakfast

You know that fiber is beneficial for a healthy digestive system. However, there are many more health benefits of fiber, especially for seniors. Numerous studies have proven that high-fiber foods are important for older adults because they lead to lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar levels, normalize bowel movements, and help maintain a healthy weight. Fiber is… Read more »

What Women Need to Know About Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process.  As we get older, our skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile.  Decreased production of natural oils dries our skin and makes it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of our skin diminishes and that can cause loose, saggy skin and more pronounced… Read more »

Aging and Brain Health

Aging and brain health go hand in hand. Today, millions of Americans are experiencing longer lives than ever before.  In fact, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled in the last 100 years, and now represents 13 percent of the population.  There has been a shift from that of medically… Read more »

Healthy Aging Antioxidant Rich Foods

If you’re looking for a magical pill to stop the aging process, you won’t find one.  But, you can at least slow things down with the foods you choose to eat.  Healthy aging can best be accomplished by incorporating foods high in antioxidants into your diet. Antioxidants are compounds found in food that can help… Read more »