What’s the magic bullet that can help improve our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer? Here’s a clue: It’s the same magic bullet that can also increase energy and stamina, decrease body fat, and strengthen bones. These benefits—along with better sleep, improvements
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Although there is still no cure for dementia, our growing knowledge of the factors involved in its development have demonstrated that the lifestyle choices we make help to reduce our personal risk. Furthermore, you don’t have to be in your twenties for those changes to have an impact. A groundbreaking
Shake Your Groove Thing in Gyms, Studios, and Ballrooms
Dancing is primal. Turn on some rhythmic music with babies in the room and the fun begins. Thanks to competitive TV shows like Dancing with the Stars, more adults have gotten into the groove, too. From fitness dance like Zumba to more
Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But
Q: Are there any benefits to taking maca root?
A: Maca is a plant that is a relative of the cruciferous family, and is native to South America. Its root has been consumed for centuries to boost endurance and energy, enhance fertility, and as an aphrodisiac. Traditionally, the root has been
Feeling anxious, whether it’s focused on a particular subject or just a generalized sense of worry, is a common symptom of mood disorders. For some people, therapy, prescription medications, and other treatments may be necessary to restore a calmer mood. In mild cases, natural anxiety remedies may be enough to
Dementia isn’t predestined, or inevitable. No matter what your age, you can intervene to stall or stop the process of cognitive decline. The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference that more than one-third of all dementia cases worldwide could
Q. Are there any suggestions for “successful” aging? I’m so concerned about my quality of life as I get older.
A. Staying socially involved and choosing a healthy lifestyle increase the chances of leading a long, productive life. Some strategies stand out, however. One of the most effective is to practice
If you’re wondering where your get-up-and-go went, and are looking for ways to increase your energy levels, there are a number of steps you can take to boost your mental and physical vigor, an MGH expert says. Doing so will help keep your body active, your heart vigorous, and your