Tag: the aging process

Elderly Health Care Issues: Aging and Mental Well-Being

Elderly Health Care Issues: Aging and Mental Well-Being

As we age, it can be frustrating and discouraging to experience new physical limitations or new medical conditions. In terms of elderly health care, issues involving our mental well-being sometimes take a back seat to physical needs, but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
There are a number of steps we can

1. Building the Active Body

Aging Strong and Gracefully
If you’re concerned about how old you look or how old you feel, you might be tempted to search for the fountain of youth in anti-aging supplements, face creams, or spa treatments. In truth, two of the most effective—and inexpensive—things you can do to hold on to

Anti-Aging Weapon: Running

People who run at least 30 minutes three times a week are less likely to experience age-related physical decline in walking efficiency than their peers who just walk for exercise, according to new research from Humboldt State University in California and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The findings were published

4. Keeping Skin Healthy

In this chapter you’ll learn about the products and services we see, buy or use almost every day that may or may not have a profound effect on the health of our skin. Which foods should we eat or avoid? Which kinds of clothing apparel and accessories protect us? What

“Brain Vitamins”: Do They Work?

“Brain Vitamins”: Do They Work?

The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to “brain vitamins” to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at

Balance Exercises for Seniors

Balance Exercises for Seniors

There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises

New Discoveries Offer Promise for Reversing Memory Loss

Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean Diet; Holistic Meals; Appetite

Mediterranean Diet Could Slow Aging Process
A European research project aimed at clarifying which nutritional approach improves quality of life in adults age 65 and older points to the Mediterranean diet as a meal plan that may slow down the aging process. The study findings—reported at the NU-AGE conference in April

Newsbriefs: Alzheimer’s; Aging; Weight Loss

9 Risk Factors Contribute to Two-Thirds of Global Alzheimer’s Cases
An analysis of almost 17,000 studies published between 1968 and July 2014 shows that nine potentially modifiable risk factors contribute to about two-thirds of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases worldwide. Risk factors include obesity, current smoking (in the Asian population), carotid artery

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