Aging Athletes Need More Rest and Recovery

rest for aging athletes

One of the most important, yet overlooked aspects of any exercise or training program is the recovery phase, or time spent resting. In fact, most coaches and trainers would argue it’s just as or more important than the exercise itself. During this phase, physiologically your body is seizing the opportunity to repair itself to become… Read more »

New Research on Resveratrol and the Fight Against Cancer

resveratrol and the fight against cancer

The potential health benefits of red wine and resveratrol on the human body have been known for some time. According to the National Institutes of Health, adults who drink moderate amounts of red and white wines are less likely to develop heart disease in comparison to heavy wine drinkers or those who do not drink… Read more »

B Vitamins Protect Against Alzheimer’s Brain Shrinkage?

There is now strong evidence to suggest that your daily dose of B vitamins may help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects 36 million people worldwide.  Therefore, a lot of research is put into finding a cure, but unfortunately some of the promising studies have failed late-stage clinical trials.  Researchers from the FMRIB… Read more »

Omega 3s May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Eating a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids — from fish, soy, nuts, or even high-quality supplements — may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease, the authors of a recent study published in the journal, Neurology, suggest. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, studied 1,219 people over age 65 who were free of… Read more »

New Study Suggests Healthy Lifestyle Changes Reverse Cell Aging

Eat well, exercise and nourish your mind.  These positive lifestyle attributes have been linked time and again to better health.  Would you change your ways and skip the fries or hit the gym if you knew that altering your lifestyle could not only slow, but actually reverse the aging of your cells?  For the first… Read more »

Active Aging Week – Volunteering for Heart Health

This week is Active Aging Week and the 2013 theme “Discover your Community,” recognizes the important role that older adults play in all sorts of communities – vocational, geographical or cultural – and celebrates their full participation in diverse areas of life. The elderly are among the fastest growing segment of our population.  Almost 35… Read more »

Think You’re Too Old for Social Media?

Over the last several years, older adults have been the fastest growing segment of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Youtube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it is having a positive impact on their lives as they are communicating… Read more »

Growing Older and Feeling Better

Growing older may not be as bad as you think.  A recent study found that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people actually feel better as they age, not worse. As part of the UCSD and Stanford University Successful Aging Evaluation Study (SAGE), researchers asked more than 1,000 people aged 50 to 99… Read more »

Bond Between Grandparent and Grandchild Can Lower Risk for Depression

Recent research suggests that spending time with your grandparents might not only make them feel good, it may have positive psychological benefits for you both.  A new study shows that a good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren was linked to fewer depression symptoms for both elderly and young adults.  The closer the bond,… Read more »

Healthy Aging -You CAN Age Gracefully But Start Now

Healthy aging is a topic that is discussed often yet is somewhat controversial in it’s definition. Scientists don’t fully understand all the processes that lead to loss of function as people age. But more and more research points to the cell’s powerhouses, called mitochondria, as an important player in aging. Mitochondria are largely responsible for generating… Read more »