Researchers have provided yet more evidence for the benefits of exercise with two new studies that suggest regular physical activity boosts resistance to aging and mental decline. One study, published Jan. 10, 2017 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that among 1,600 adults aged 65 and older, those who
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Numerous studies suggest that staying social may benefit your emotional wellbeing and neurological health as you age. Finding a sense of purpose also is important—one 2015 study found that older adults who reported having a sense of purpose and direction in life tend to live longer than their peers. Volunteering
Niacin is one of the easiest and most effective ways to maintain healthy cholesterol levels naturally. Unfortunately, many people stop using it because of some of the common niacin side effects you’ll discover below.
As we get older, our bodies and minds go through numerous changes that are often undesirable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to live a satisfying and independent life for years to come. These five tips will serve to remind you how to maintain your independence while ensuring that
Exercise confers many health advantages. It can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer.
Get Motivated to Get the Benefits of Exercise
We’ve long understood that exercise unlocks the door to better physical function
Normal bowel movements can range from three times a day to three times a week. If it occurs less than that, you may be constipated. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for constipation that may work for you.
First, the basics: Constipation means you have trouble passing a bowel
While we’re waiting for scientists to locate just the right drugs to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are positive and active steps everyone can take right now. One message from research is that exercise, a healthy diet, mental stimulation, and social interaction may help preserve brain function longer. Because
“Aerobic exercise is the most beneficial for the cardiovascular system and will result in a stronger, healthier heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or five 30-minute sessions,” says Pamela Geisel, MS, CSCS, a performance specialist at the Tisch Sports Performance Center
A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take
About eight million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This painful form of arthritis occurs when uric acid accumulates in the body and causes crystal-like deposits to form in the joints. The condition presents with the sudden onset of intense pain, swelling, and tenderness in