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
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You may live longer and healthier if you eat more whole grains, according to a review published in Circulation, June 13, 2016. Researchers combined the results of a range of studies, with a total of nearly 800,000 participants. The data showed that people who ate three or more servings of
Growing older is associated with loss of lean muscle mass (LM) and strength and is an important risk factor for limitations on physical function, disability, and mortality— inadequate protein intake is considered a possible contributing cause, according to recent research.
According to one study, 22 to 41 percent of people over
Researchers at MGH’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) have designed a mind-body program for older adults that increases the likelihood of aging healthfully. Participants in the program, called the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for Successful Aging Program, showed evidence of significant improvements in morale and sense
Older adults are staying active for longer, and that’s a good thing—physical activity benefits cardiovascular, brain, and bone health, and also increases opportunities for social interactions as we age. But while it boosts strength and flexibility, exercise also exerts wear and tear—and one joint that is particularly vulnerable to injury