Articles relating to 'aging'

Why getting older is good for your health

aging-is-good-for-your-healthDid you ever think that you and a bottle of wine may have a lot in common? (And I’m not referring to its full body!) The longer wine sits and ages, the better and more enjoyable it becomes. Well, science now suggests the same holds true for seniors and aging is by no means negative at all!

In … Read More

The surprising secret to a long healthy life…

aging, live longer, aging, live longerRemember the old song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” sung rather humorously in Monty Python’s Life of Brian? Well, maybe you should try looking on the dark side, too. That’s because pessimists live a little longer than optimists, a new study reveals.

Maybe we don’t always need a silver lining, after all.

German research, … Read More

Why height may not be on your side

AGING, LIVE LONGERShorter men might never have an NBA career, but they may have a real advantage when it comes to aging. New research shows they may live longer than their taller friends. I, for one, am happy to hear it!

Skepticism is understandable, because it’s no secret that North American society puts a premium on tall men. The average … Read More

Wait To Walk Down The Aisle To Avoid Joint Stiffness

87636797The average age of marriage in the United States is now 29 for men, and that’s good news – for their bones.

Less stress? More time to sew their oats?

A new study published in Osteoporosis International found that getting married after the age of 25 gives men stronger bone density in their spines compared to those who married … Read More

Study Suggests State Of Mind Affects Body’s Aging

155322710Many people suffer from bouts of depression throughout their lifetime. It can be brought on by a major life event, such as a death, divorce, sudden job loss or a health problem. When depression becomes chronic, it can be crippling.

While suicide prevention is a priority when it comes to mental health issues, research suggests another area of … Read More

Drinking Milk May Not Boost Your Bone Health After All

146801870Milk has long been touted as the best food to consume for bone health. The combination of calcium and vitamin D in milk is potent, but not necessarily for your bones.

In fact, recent findings from Harvard Medical School shed new light on the “drink milk” campaign, suggesting that drinking milk has nothing to do with bone health…. Read More

Scientists Baffled By The Girl Who Stopped Aging

Brooke Greenberg has become a sort of celebrity in the scientific community. Being a 20-year-old stuck in the body of a five-year-old, she may hold the key to certain anti-aging genes.

The Anti-Aging Wunderkind

Brooke was born prematurely at a mere 4 pounds. Brooke’s parents believed that over time, Brooke would catch up to other kids her age, … Read More

Is Your Memory Loss from Healthy Aging or Disease?

177700778There are many changes that our body goes through as we age. One of the most noticeable changes is memory loss. A question that both patients and scientists have been asking for years is whether memory loss is a natural, healthy part of aging, or if it is a result of disease.

A recent study conducted at Cornell … Read More

How the Sun Can SLOW the Effects of Aging

78486176It is a commonly known fact that as we age, our bones weaken and become increasingly fragile. This aging of the bones occurs naturally, due to a decrease in the calcium and mineral content of the bones.  Numerous studies have been conducted to find ways to slow down this bone aging process. From these studies, it is becoming … Read More

Top 10 Foods to Fight Aging

155879301It may be impossible to stop the clock and actually become younger, but looking and feeling younger can be achieved by consuming the right anti-aging diet. Incorporate these ten foods into your diet regularly, and you could reap benefits like increased energy, more youthful looking skin, a sharper mind, a powerful immune system, a healthy heart, and a … Read More

5 Natural Remedies for Age Spots

121714085As you age, you may start to notice unsightly dark spots on your skin that may make you cringe.  These dark spots are known as age spots or liver spots, and usually occur in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, shoulders, arms, and hands.  While older age, excessive sun exposure, skin type, and genetic disposition … Read More

A Treatment to Reverse the Signs of Aging

86532138Many men and women shudder at the thought of those first peeping strands of grey hair, and are willing to do whatever it takes to dye them away on a regular basis.

The good news is that you may not have to stress much longer about covering up those pesky grey hairs.  New research published in The FASEB Read More

The Scientific Breakthrough That Can Reverse Aging

87633618For decades, people have been unsuccessfully trying to fight against the ravages of time.  But researchers now believe that a small section of the brain may hold the key to everlasting youth.  Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University  discovered the main pathway of the aging process in mice, leading to hopeful advancements in uncovering the … Read More

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