It’s Never Too Late to Get in Shape

When the US Department of Health and Human Service’s introduced guidelines for physical activity in 2008, they included specific recommendations for older people. The guidelines encourage all Americans to engage in some sort of physical activity. For optimal health, they recommend a total of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week, or 75 minutes… Read more »

Fact Vs. Fiction: Older Adults and Exercise

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up on exercise. But a lot of people do – just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise on a regular basis. Many people assume that they’re too out of shape or sick or tired or just plain… Read more »

7 Anti-Aging Foods You Have to Try

By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life. There are many unknown variables when it comes to life expectancy, but by living a healthy lifestyle, getting exercise and eating a nutrient-rich diet, you can help slow the aging process and maybe even ward off age-related diseases such… Read more »

A New Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease: leaky blood vessels. An MRI study found that people experiencing mild problems with thinking and memory had much more leaky blood vessels in the hippocampus area of the brain. The study, published in the January 2015 issue of Neuron, also found that blood vessels in the… Read more »

Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Wrinkles

skin hydration and wrinkles

“We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” ~ Lauren Hutton   That doesn’t mean we have to embrace them whole-heartedly. Is it not every woman’s goal to defy the aging process? Here… Read more »

Wrinkles

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Mark Twain once wrote, “Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been.” They are an inevitable (and often unwelcome) part of the aging process. As we get older, we start to see creases, folds or ridges in our skin. The first wrinkles to appear on our face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions… Read more »

ABCD’s of Alzheimer’s

national alzheimers awareness month is in November

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as many as 5.1 million Americans suffer from this mind-bending disease. A is for Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, a universal term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to impair daily living. While Alzheimer’s… Read more »

Can a Protein Shake Slow Down the Aging Process?

when protein shakes can help slow the aging process

According to the US Census Bureau, it is estimated that by the year 2030, one in five US residents will be age 65 and older. With this rapid growth of the aging population, it is more important than ever for adults to take actions now that can help them stay healthy and strong in the… Read more »

Reverse Aging with Glucosamine Cream

glucosamine creams help anti aging process

Glucosamine is well known as a remedy for arthritis and joint problems. But, did you know that glucosamine in creams or an oral supplement has anti-aging properties? As we age, our glucosamine levels tend to drop. Applied to the skin, glucosamine helps stimulate the cellular renewal process, which helps remove and replace old, dead and… Read more »

Elderly Depression Leads to Accelerated Brain Aging

those 65 and older who develop depression have a higher rate of brain 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 »