Aging is inevitable, but healthy aging is a goal we should all shoot for. The key to longevity is to live a long like and being able to actively be involved in daily activities. There are a number of ways you can incorporate these objectives into your everyday life.
Being physically active, mentally aware and socially adapt are all important in living a long healthy life. We provide tips on diet, exercise, mind-body tools and more to help you live a healthy life.
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Did you know that gardening can reduce the risk of dementia by 36% among seniors? Not to mention, it offers a plethora of other physical, mental, and emotional benefits that can improve their quality of Read More
Despite worldwide efforts to improve the environment, we remain exposed to numerous toxins through food, the air we breathe, and the products we use. These toxins can accumulate in our bodies and negatively impact our Read More
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The last months of someone’s life should be comfortable, stress-free, and filled with quality care. Unfortunately, many hospices across the globe find it challenging to consistently provide this level of comfort and quality due to Read More
The American Heart Association estimates that 22 million women and around 11 million men suffer from varicose veins. Compression therapy can help with varicose vein issues by applying graduated pressure to help improve circulation and Read More
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A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet may prevent frailty. Defined as a recognizable state of increased vulnerability resulting from a decline in function across multiple physiological Read More
The average American begins to feel “old” at the age of 47. Oftentimes in our 30s is when most experience or notice some of the signs of aging. From increased difficulty controlling blood pressure, to Read More
Aging is associated with changes in dynamic biological, physiological, environmental, psychological, behavioral, and social processes. Some age-related changes are benign, such as graying hair. Others result in declines in function of the senses and activities of daily life and increased susceptibility to and frequency of disease, frailty, or disability. In fact, advancing age is the major risk factor for a number of chronic diseases in humans.
Studies from the basic biology of aging using laboratory animals — and now extended to human populations — have led to the emergence of theories to explain the process. While there is no single “key” to explain aging, these studies have demonstrated that the rate of aging can be slowed, suggesting that targeting aging will coincidentally slow the appearance and/or reduce the burden of numerous diseases and increase healthspan (the portion of life spent in good health).
To develop new interventions for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of aging-related diseases, disorders, and disabilities, we must first understand their causes and the factors that place people at increased risk for their initiation and progression. Researchers are engaged in basic science at all levels of analysis, from molecular to social, to understand the processes of aging and the factors that determine who ages “well” and who is susceptible to age-related disease and disability. Research is also ongoing to identify the interactions among genetic, environmental, lifestyle, behavioral, and social factors and their influence on the initiation and progression of age-related diseases and degenerative conditions.