Turning Your Everyday Activities into Exercise

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults should get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines moderate aerobic activity as “anything that makes your heart beat faster.” Using this logic, many of your daily activities can become exercise if you do them faster or with more… Read more »

Why Knee Pain Worsens with Age

Every step you take puts pressure on your knees and joints, so it makes sense that as you age, that wear and tear takes a toll and you notice more pain. However, certain conditions can increase your knee pain and being aware may help you avoid some of the discomfort. Osteoarthritis – According to the… Read more »

Five Anti-Aging Super Foods

You can add years to your life by making healthy food choices! There are lots of variables that affect how long you live, but we know that following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-rich diet can help slow the aging process and ward off age-related diseases including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease…. Read more »

Your Attitude Toward Aging Could Predict Longevity

Scientists have discovered that there is truth in the old saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Researchers found that those who feel younger than they really are have a better life expectancy and they claim that self-perceived age is a good predictor of longevity. 6,500 older adults taking part in the English Longitudinal… Read more »

Exercising and the Aging Brain

We have heard time and again the importance of living an active lifestyle. But exactly how much exercise we need to gain various health benefits, including heart health and brain health is still unclear.  A new study published last month in PLOS One aimed to determine just how much exercise is needed to improve your… Read more »

Five Anti-Aging Super Foods

By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life. Start by adding these antioxidant-rich foods to your daily diet and feel the difference. Yogurt – yogurt is rich in calcium. Calcium is crucial for maintaining healthy bones and reducing your risk of osteoporosis. Yogurt also contains acidophilus or… Read more »

Resveratrol May Help Prevent Memory Loss

According to a new study at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, the much talked about compound found in red wine, grapes and more – resveratrol – may help prevent age-related memory loss. Resveratrol has been in the news before after scientists discovered its heart health benefits. Studies have linked it to… Read more »

Low Impact Exercise for Seniors

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. Building strength and flexibility can even prevent future injuries, while regular physical activity can lower the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Research has shown that older adults who exercise sleep better, feel more confident, and experience better alertness. You… Read more »

A Weak Grip May Predict Heart Disease

It turns outhere might be a super simple way to determine whether you are at-risk for heart disease, stroke and even a shorter life span – your hand grip. A large study of nearly 140,000 people from 17 economically diverse countries found a clear and consistent link between grip strength and death from any cause,… Read more »

Six Antioxidant Rich Foods for Healthy Aging

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. Look for foods that are rich in antioxidants because they fight the damage caused by free radicals. Next time you go shopping, be sure… Read more »