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Healthy Aging

What is the key to healthy aging? Do you have a have good genes to live to be 100? Or, will some combination of fitness, supplements, vitamins, food and medicine do the trick? Find out here.

How a New Exoskeleton Boot May Help Boomers Stay Active Longer
3 years ago

How a New Exoskeleton Boot May Help Boomers Stay Active Longer

A lot has been written about how baby boomers are poised to live longer and healthier than any previous generation. In reality, while we are benefiting from higher incomes and better healthcare than our parents and grandparents, our expanding waistlines are erasing many of these gains. Read More

Will You Be Healthy at 100? The Odds Are Better Than You Might Think, Study Says
3 years ago

Will You Be Healthy at 100? The Odds Are Better Than You Might Think, Study Says

There’s a perception that life after 60 involves a slow, yet unavoidable, slide towards disease, dementia and, finally, death. And, being healthy at 100? Forget it! We may not say it out loud, but, this is what many of us fear in our hearts. It is certainly the way that aging is portrayed in the movies and on TV. Read More

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say
3 years ago

Cooking Rice This Way Could Reduce the Calories by Half, Scientists Say

Have you ever joked with someone “don’t worry, I’ve taken all of the calories out” when they are reluctant to have a slice of chocolate cake? Well, scientists may not be able to make calorie-free chocolate cake (yet), but, they have discovered how to reduce the calories in a portion of rice by half. It’s a start! Read More

Old Folks Ain’t What They Used to Be – They’re Happier and Healthier, Study Says
3 years ago

Old Folks Ain’t What They Used to Be – They’re Happier and Healthier, Study Says

If you are in your 60s, you probably don’t consider yourself “old.” In fact, I hope you never do! At the same time, many of us worry about how the aging process will impact us or our elderly parents. Will we, and the people close to us, live healthy, fulfilling lives well into our 90s?

Well, if you have concerns about aging, I have good news for you. According to a new study by several research institutions in Berlin, getting old isn’t what it used to be. Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows
3 years ago

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows

There seems to be some debate over whether Winston Churchill ever actually said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” But, regardless of the ultimate source of this quote, it’s a pretty good description of how we should counter stress-related aging, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. Read More

How Long Will I Live? J.P. Morgan Says “Get Ready for 90”
3 years ago

How Long Will I Live? J.P. Morgan Says “Get Ready for 90”

As we approach retirement, many of us are asking “how long will I live?” This question has both emotional and practical consequences. On an emotional level, many of us are searching for new meaning in our lives, now that our kids have left the house. On a practical level, we want to know approximately how many years we have left so that we can make sure that we are financially prepared for the decades ahead. Read More

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate May Include Getting You to the Gym!
3 years ago

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate May Include Getting You to the Gym!

One of the hardest things about getting in shape after 50 is simply finding the energy and motivation to get started. It’s not that boomers are inherently lazy. We just have a lot on our plates. So, anything that can give us a little extra boost is welcome news. Well, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, eating dark chocolate may actually help to get you to the gym. Read More

If We Start Planning Today, We Can Be Superagers Tomorrow
3 years ago

If We Start Planning Today, We Can Be Superagers Tomorrow

Why are some people superagers? Why is it that some people stay healthy, mentally alert and happy well into their 80s and 90s, while others experience only the worst from the aging process? These are the questions that researchers at Northwestern University hope to answer in their ongoing research on healthy aging. Read More

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Gives Hope to Patients, Called Breakthrough
3 years ago

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Gives Hope to Patients, Called Breakthrough

For many boomers, nothing is scarier than the prospect of suffering from Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, in their later years. Many of us also worry that our partner or one of our parents will be impacted by this challenging disease at some point. Read More

Eating Disorders Still Impact Older Women, Study Finds
3 years ago

Eating Disorders Still Impact Older Women, Study Finds

By the time we reach our 60s, most women know a thing or two about our bodies. Most of us have learned to love ourselves, warts and all. After years of trying to please others, most of us are even able to see the funny site of the aging process. At the same time, women over 60 still face a lot of outside pressure when it comes to their appearance. Read More